French MEP makes encouraging statement on animal welfare in the CAP
In an interview with EURACTIV France, French MEP and vice-chair of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group, Eric Andrieu, spoke about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), highlighting its lack of environmental provisions.
Eric Andrieu has been an MEP since 2012. The French socialist was elected vice-chair of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group following the European elections.
In the past legislature, Andrieu has been an active member in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
In your previous term as MEP, you were a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Does the CAP reform you have been working on envisage a ‘greener’ Common Agricultural Policy for the Union?
The problem with greening is that we are now in the middle of the process.
With the current CAP, 30% of the second pillar is reserved for greening. In the proposal for the future CAP on which we worked before the European elections, the strategic plants that will be presented by the EU member states, mainly contain ‘greening’ provisions.