Poland: Poland's Priorities for Common Agricultural Policy after 2020

On May 16, 2017, the Polish Council of Ministers approved Polish priorities for EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture. According to the document direct payments, support for rural development and a common organization of agricultural markets, which are the three components of the CAP, should be maintained after 2020. The future CAP should ensure a level playing field in the single EU market. Poland is demanding a leveling of direct payments between Member States with a preference (targeted support) of payments for small and medium-sized farms. Poland also tries to strengthen its position within the EU by building a coalition of countries from Visegrad Group (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) and Baltic Countries, which have a similar position on the future CAP. 

Poland: Poland's Priorities for Common Agricultural Policy after 2020