Cypriot Agriculture Minister calls for CAP reform and establishment of regional crisis fund

Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Nicos Kouyial?s urged yesterday his EU colleagues at a Council meeting in Brussels to agree on the establishment of a regional crisis management mechanism and to simplify the rules on farming subsidies. According to the Cypriot minister the control mechanism in its current form prevents farmers from submitting aid request, due to the frequent fines imposed and should be reviewed.

Source: Cyprus News Agency