Adjustment rate for direct payments 2015 (category C)

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Parere del CESE: Adjustment rate for direct payments 2015 (category C)

Key points

In order to support the agricultural sector in case of major crises affecting the agricultural production or distribution, a reserve for crises should be established by applying, at the beginning of each year, a reduction to direct payments through a financial discipline mechanism which is provided for in Article 26 of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy. The amounts of direct payments to be granted to a farmer for an aid application submitted in respect of calendar year 2015 shall be reduced by 1.393041%.

Since the Committee has already set out its views on the content of the proposal in question in its previous opinions, it decided not to draw up a new opinion on the subject, but to refer to the position it had taken before.