EESC Opinion: The future of the CAP

"The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes the Commission's proposals and notes that many recommendations set out in earlier EESC opinions have been reflected in the Communication. The EESC calls on the Commission to take steps to explain more clearly the existing links between the post-2013 CAP objectives, instruments and financial resources. The CAP reform must be implemented in a way which guarantees the profitability of agriculture and a fair income for farmers throughout the EU...."