2015/2226(INI)

How can the CAP improve job creation in rural areas?

Procedure completed

Activites

  • 2016/10/27 Debate in Parliament
    • Debate in Parliament
    • T8-0427/2016 summary
  • 2016/10/10 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0285/2016 summary
  • 2016/09/29 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2015/09/10 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

Votes

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 2/1

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 498 11 21 19 19 44 6 175 165 38 0
Against 83 42 36 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Abstain 35 3 2 16 10 0 4 0 0 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 2/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 383 56 20 18 24 43 7 19 159 37 0
Against 197 0 35 1 2 0 2 154 3 0 0
Abstain 32 0 4 16 6 2 3 1 0 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 5/1

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 442 18 19 18 21 40 6 139 143 38 0
Against 148 38 39 4 6 5 4 36 16 0 0
Abstain 27 0 1 13 5 0 2 1 5 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 5/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 343 13 17 17 15 36 4 65 138 38 0
Against 221 41 40 4 6 5 5 101 19 0 0
Abstain 37 1 0 13 8 3 3 4 5 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 10

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 509 55 52 18 21 42 7 174 140 0 0
Against 86 0 3 17 7 3 2 0 18 36 0
Abstain 13 1 4 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 11/1

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 483 20 20 18 22 39 9 171 147 37 0
Against 105 33 39 3 5 4 3 3 15 0 0
Abstain 27 3 0 14 5 2 0 1 2 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 11/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 335 12 19 18 25 42 9 11 162 37 0
Against 269 40 38 17 7 2 3 162 0 0 0
Abstain 9 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 11/3

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 558 56 57 17 20 40 9 171 155 33 0
Against 41 0 0 17 6 5 1 4 3 5 0
Abstain 12 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 5 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 12/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 581 56 58 18 28 42 9 172 160 38 0
Against 21 0 0 16 1 0 2 2 0 0 0
Abstain 6 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 21

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 486 43 35 16 4 43 2 152 153 38 0
Against 94 4 23 18 27 0 5 16 1 0 0
Abstain 26 9 1 0 0 2 3 6 5 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 30/1

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 529 49 56 18 20 39 4 170 136 37 0
Against 50 2 2 3 10 5 6 3 19 0 0
Abstain 23 5 0 13 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 30/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 441 10 5 18 22 40 6 171 132 37 0
Against 142 46 53 3 8 5 2 3 21 1 0
Abstain 21 0 1 13 0 0 2 0 5 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 34

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 574 55 57 17 24 44 7 175 157 38 0
Against 27 0 1 17 6 0 3 0 0 0 0
Abstain 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 40/1

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 514 56 26 18 20 37 3 171 145 38 0
Against 73 0 31 16 10 1 5 0 10 0 0
Abstain 13 0 2 0 1 6 2 0 2 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 40/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 309 10 19 18 25 43 5 7 145 37 0
Against 283 46 40 16 5 1 3 163 9 0 0
Abstain 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 40/3

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 470 10 20 18 25 40 5 169 145 38 0
Against 117 44 39 16 5 1 3 0 9 0 0
Abstain 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 40/4

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 307 13 18 18 24 41 5 9 143 36 0
Against 284 43 40 16 5 1 5 162 11 1 0
Abstain 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 40/5

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 308 14 19 16 24 43 5 7 143 37 0
Against 281 41 38 17 5 1 5 163 11 0 0
Abstain 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 48/3

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 467 5 20 18 28 45 5 164 145 37 0
Against 94 44 37 2 0 0 2 1 8 0 0
Abstain 32 6 1 14 2 0 3 3 2 1 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 48/4

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 438 52 55 7 4 1 6 167 144 2 0
Against 108 0 3 0 19 39 4 0 7 36 0
Abstain 41 2 0 27 6 2 0 1 3 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 48/5

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 202 4 17 18 28 44 6 7 42 36 0
Against 320 45 40 1 1 0 4 146 82 1 0
Abstain 71 7 1 15 1 0 0 15 31 1 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 59/3

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 466 18 18 18 23 42 4 160 146 37 0
Against 45 0 31 1 5 0 3 2 3 0 0
Abstain 62 37 5 15 1 1 2 1 0 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 67/3

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 467 19 37 18 2 43 5 159 147 37 0
Against 81 37 2 16 23 0 3 0 0 0 0
Abstain 22 0 15 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - § 77/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 291 44 1 15 1 40 2 9 142 37 0
Against 213 6 19 18 27 0 4 138 1 0 0
Abstain 40 6 31 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - Considérant I/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 451 56 49 2 3 0 5 155 144 37 0
Against 95 0 2 31 24 36 2 0 0 0 0
Abstain 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - Considérant I/3

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 441 55 46 2 3 0 2 155 142 36 0
Against 102 0 5 31 25 37 3 0 1 0 0
Abstain 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - Considérant T/1

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 240 8 46 18 27 38 6 8 52 37 0
Against 256 44 2 1 0 0 1 133 75 0 0
Abstain 38 3 2 14 1 0 0 8 10 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - Considérant T/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 185 7 14 18 27 38 5 3 36 37 0
Against 312 46 35 0 0 0 2 135 94 0 0
Abstain 33 1 1 15 1 0 0 8 7 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - Considérant U/2

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 177 2 16 18 27 36 5 2 35 36 0
Against 289 46 31 1 0 0 2 130 79 0 0
Abstain 62 7 2 14 1 0 0 14 23 1 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - Considérant AI/3

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 235 16 1 14 0 36 2 0 129 37 0
Against 275 37 44 17 27 2 5 141 2 0 0
Abstain 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0

A8-0285/2016 - Eric Andrieu - Résolution

2016/10/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 237 15 13 13 0 32 4 1 123 36 0
Against 201 14 27 16 17 4 3 116 3 1 0
Abstain 67 25 5 0 10 1 0 26 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
652 2015/2226(INI) How can the CAP improve job creation in rural areas?
2016/04/13 EMPL 130 amendments...
source: PE-580.514
2016/04/14 EMPL 130 amendments...
source: PE-580.514
2016/05/12 EMPL 14 amendments...
source: PE-580.772
2016/05/24 AGRI 309 amendments...
source: PE-582.437
2016/05/30 FEMM 69 amendments...
source: PE-583.980

History

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2016-11-26
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    • The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development adopted the own-initiative report by Eric ANDRIEU (S&D, FR) on how the CAP can improve job creation in rural areas.

      The report noted highlighted that rural areas represent more than 77% of EU territory and that many jobs in those areas depend on agriculture and the agrifood industry. The foundations of the last CAP reform enabled aid to be redirected and distributed more fairly among the Member States and the various agricultural sectors. Members reaffirmed the role of the CAP in economic terms and as a social stabilising factor for farms and rural regions.

      However, the economic crisis is affecting in particular rural areas.

      Under the current CAP: the report noted that it is of crucial importance to maintain the two pillars of the CAP. Pillar I prevents out-migration of small and family farms from the sector and maintains jobs in the agricultural sector, while Pillar II funds ensure job creation in other areas such as tourism, food processing and other related sectors.

      Members called upon the Member States to:

      • give young farmers long-term prospects in order to address rural depopulation and to make full use of all the possibilities provided under the new CAP to support young farmers and new entrants to farming (especially those aged over 40);
      • step up their support for small and medium-sized farms, in particular by making more use of the redistributive payment.

      Members pointed out that the Member States have made extensive use of the option of granting coupled aid – which secures jobs in disadvantaged areas. They called on the Member States to increase the proportion of such aid for active farmers, to make it more flexible and to earmark more of it towards producing more plant proteins in the EU, which currently depends on imports from third countries for supply of this commodity.

      The report noted that there is a need to implement the environmental dimension of direct aid.

      Members considered that, given the high mortality rate among honey bees in several EU countries and the essential role they play in food security and the economy of many plant sectors, the Union should provide greater support for this sector by adopting a genuine European strategy for bee repopulation.

      The report called for the EU to establish prevention tools along similar lines to the Milk Market Observatory in all major production sectors in order to monitor markets, which would help steer production and ensure a response to crises by means of flexible and responsive market management tools which would be activated when necessary.

      Members considered that it is necessary to simplify the implementation of rural development policy, to adopt more coherent approaches, along the same lines as multi-funds, and to stop the Member States and the Commission imposing overly painstaking administrative and financial checks.

      The Commission is called upon to submit a proposal for a medium-term reform of the Common Agricultural Policy which will be a response to the current scenario of prolonged crisis and to the serious impact on employment, particularly in rural areas, will limit red tape and the administrative burden for Europe's farmers.

      Members also called for the establishment of binding rules on fair payment in the food supply chain between food producers, wholesalers and processors to ensure that farmers receive an appropriate share of the value added which is sufficient to enable them to practice sustainable farming.

      Under the future CAP after 2020: the report emphasised that the CAP procedures must be simplified and must have sufficient funding maintained. Greater importance should be attached to instruments geared towards modernisation and investment.

      The funds under the future CAP ought to provide more support to slow the loss of small and medium-sized farms. CAP direct payments should only be allocated to persons whose main area of activity is agriculture.

      Members stated that regaining control of the European market must remain the primary principal action under the future CAP, before turning to and without neglecting markets outside the EU. In this regard, they considered that trade agreements such as TTIP, CETA and the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement can pose a real and significant threat to European agriculture and employment markets.

      Direct payments should remain a CAP instrument beyond 2020, in order to support and stabilise farm incomes and compensate for the costs arising from complying with high EU standards.

      Against the backdrop of the recent animal epidemics, Members called for a significant increase in the amount spent on food and feed security, since the EUR 1.93 billion allocated for the current seven-year period is completely inadequate.

      Lastly, the Commission and Member States should decrease administrative burden by cutting red tape and simplifying the CAP, as well as ensuring its cost-effective transposition.

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    • The European Parliament adopted by 237 votes to 201 with 67 abstentions, a resolution on how the CAP can improve job creation in rural areas.

      Members highlighted the fact that rural areas represent more than 77% of EU territory and that many jobs in those areas depend on Members recalled that rural areas represent more than 77 % of EU territory, but nowadays employs only a fraction of the working population. Many rural areas face a series of challenges such as low income, negative population growth, a lack of jobs and a high rate of unemployment, slow development in the tertiary sector, a lack of processing capacity for food products, low skills and limited capital.

      Whilst the economic crisis hit all parts of Europe, none were more affected than rural areas. In that connection, the CAP must be made more effective and its legitimacy reaffirmed as one of the principal tools for EU action aimed at the retention and creation of employment and competitiveness in rural areas.

      Parliament made the following recommendations:

      Under the current CAP: the resolution noted that it is of crucial importance to maintain the two pillars of the CAP. Pillar I prevents out-migration of small and family farms from the sector and maintains jobs in the agricultural sector, while Pillar II funds ensure job creation in other areas such as tourism, food processing and other related sectors.

      Members called upon the Member States to:

      • give young farmers long-term prospects in order to address rural depopulation by making full use of all the support measures for young farmers and new entrants to farming (especially those aged over 40);
      • step up their support for small and medium-sized farms, in particular by making more use of the redistributive payment.

      The resolution called for a better distribution of CAP payments towards small farmers, as well as greater account taken of territories with geographical handicaps (such as mountain areas, overseas territories, the most outlying areas and sensitive natural areas).

      Members pointed out that the Member States have made extensive use of the option of granting coupled aid – which secures jobs in disadvantaged areas. They called on the Member States to increase the proportion of such aid for active farmers, to make it more flexible and to earmark more of it towards producing more plant proteins in the EU, which currently depends on imports from third countries for supply of this commodity. They also noted that there is a need to implement the environmental dimension of direct aid.

      Parliament also recommended:

      • adopting a genuine European strategy for bee repopulation, given the high mortality rate among honey bees in several EU countries and the essential role they play in food security and the economy of many plant sectors;
      • developing more rapid and effective intervention systems which can prevent the most negative effects;
      • regularly adjusting intervention prices in line with trends in cost prices so as to have a direct impact on producers’ income and the perpetuation of their activities, as well as on employment;
      • establishing prevention tools in all major production sectors in order to monitor markets, which would help steer production and ensure a response to crises by means of flexible and responsive market management tools which would be activated when necessary;
      • developing short supply chains linking farmers to local producers since quality schemes, geographical indications and organic farming represent an opportunity to develop the agri-food sector and potentially create rural-based jobs;
      • establishing binding rules on fair payment in the food supply chain between food producers, wholesalers and processors to ensure that farmers receive an appropriate share of the value added which is sufficient to enable them to practice sustainable farming.

      Members also felt it necessary to simplify the implementation of rural development policy, to adopt more coherent approaches, along the same lines as multi-funds, and to stop the Member States and the Commission imposing overly painstaking administrative and financial checks.

      Under the future CAP after 2020: Parliament emphasised that the CAP procedures must be simplified and must have sufficient funding, maintained at least at the current level. Greater importance should be attached to instruments geared towards modernisation and investment.

      Highlighting the importance of the tourism sector as a source of income for farmers (e.g. farm holidays), Members urged instituting programmes to support investment and entrepreneurship, and launching tourism campaigns.

      The funds under the future CAP ought to provide more support to slow the loss of small and medium-sized farms. Furthermore, CAP direct payments should only be allocated to persons whose main area of activity is agriculture. Direct payments should remain a CAP instrument beyond 2020, in order to support and stabilise farm incomes and compensate for the costs arising from complying with high EU standards.

      The resolution stressed the need to:

      • support a competitive and sustainable European agricultural model based on a family-run, diversified and multi-functional farming model, with particular emphasis on territories facing specific constraints;
      • encourage the development, marketing and sale of high-quality agricultural products; 
      • provide more effective support for organic and biodynamic farming and all other sustainable production methods, including integrated farming and agroforestry.

      With regard to the recent animal epidemics and the 2013 horsemeat scandal, Members considered that a significant increase in the amount spent on food and feed security is needed, since the EUR 1.93 billion allocated for the current seven-year period is completely inadequate.

      Lastly, Parliament took the view that ensuring food security in the European Union must remain the primary principle action under the future CAP, without neglecting markets outside the EU. Trade agreements could pose a real risk, as well as possible opportunities, for European agriculture. Members believed that free trade agreements should not lead to unfair competition towards small and medium-sized farms and undermine local economies and jobs.

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