Common rules for direct support schemes for farmers
Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers
(COM(2010)0539 – C7-0294/2010 – 2010/0267(COD))
This report by Paolo DE CASTRO (S&D, IT) was written for and adopted by the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
The report suggests that as a consequence of the Lisbon Treaty, the powers conferred on the Commission under Council Regulation 73/2009 need to be aligned with the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union. The TFEU distinguishes two types of Commission acts: article (290) defines “delegated acts” while article (291) addresses “implementing acts”.
After careful scrutiny of the Commission’s proposal, the author of this report discovered the following areas where delegated acts could be deployed:
- In cases where the basic act is amended, in particular with regards to changing annexes to the legal text
- In cases where rights are conferred to farmers or where negative consequences may be incurred
- In cases where in order to maintain the consistency of the legal text, a certain type of measure is considered to be taken always via only one of either a delegated or an implementing act.
Further to this, the report suggests that the legal text of the proposal be updated, so as to include the wording agreed by Parliament and Council, as well as the other conditions of the delegation, such as “period of delegation, timeframe for objecting to a delegated act, extension of that period, committee procedure, etc.”
The proposal also aims at simplifying some aspects of the current legislation in the anticipation of easing the administrative burden of Member States.
European Parliament voted to approve the report on the 4th July 2012 with 648 for, 27 against and 11 abstentions.
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