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  • Adopted on 04/06/2014
    Reference
    NAT/646-EESC-2014-01-01-2897
    Plenary session number
    499
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  • Adopted on 26/02/2014
    Reference
    NAT/615-EESC-2013-5165
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Sweden
    Plenary session number
    496
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    In several Eastern and Southern EU countries there is a steady flow of young people leaving their hometowns to find work in distant cities. This is a worrisome trend. An ever-increasing global food demand will require in the near future that all agricultural surfaces be cultivated.

    To abandon large production areas is a luxury that the EU cannot afford. In order to attach young workers to their rural territories, or to bring them back if they are already gone, the availability of good job opportunities is a necessary condition but not a sufficient one. Education and health services, ICT links, even cultural activities have to reach a minimum level that makes living in these places not only acceptable but indeed attractive.

     

     

  • Adopted on 10/12/2013
    Reference
    NAT/619-EESC-2013-6571
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    494
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    Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
  • Adopted on 19/09/2013
    Reference
    NAT/604-EESC-2013-4657
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    492
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  • Adopted on 12/12/2012
    Reference
    NAT/556-EESC-2012-01-01-1405
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    485
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  • Adopted on 12/12/2012
    Reference
    NAT/588-EESC-2012-01-01-2436
    Plenary session number
    485
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  • Adopted on 12/12/2012
    Reference
    NAT/587-EESC-2012-01-01-2435
    Plenary session number
    485
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  • Adopted on 12/12/2012
    Reference
    NAT/586-EESC-2012-01-01-2431
    Plenary session number
    485
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  • Adopted on 14/11/2012
    Reference
    NAT/581-EESC-2012-01-01-2305
    Plenary session number
    484
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    Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Amendment to the Commission proposal COM(2011) 628 final/2 for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy
  • Adopted on 25/04/2012
    Reference
    NAT/520-EESC-2012-1050
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Bulgaria
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    480
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    The European Economic and Social Committee greets the Commission's legislative proposals with interest, and notes that some – although far from all – recommendations made in its past opinions have been taken into account. Most importantly, the Committee has repeatedly stated that the future CAP must be driven by a determination to defend the European agricultural model, which is based on the principles of food sovereignty, sustainability and responsiveness to the real needs of farmers and consumers. The EESC repeats that the European agricultural model cannot operate at world market prices and conditions and does not come free of charge. Any policy that promotes this agricultural model thus requires sufficient financial resources. However, in the current proposals concerning the Union budget for the 2014-2020 period, the resources earmarked for the CAP would be clearly reduced in constant price terms.
    The EESC and the CAP Reform - Article
    Citizens' Summary - EESC Opinion on the PAC Reform