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Prime Minister Juha Sipilä: The EU must uphold its fundamental values

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä at the European Council meeting in December 2016."The European Union is at a crossroads. In considering our future direction, there is no room for emotional populism: we must be able to examine matters pragmatically" writes Prime Minister Juha Sipilä in a column about the future of the EU. More...

Nordic and Baltic countries propose measures for simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy

CAP SimplificationIn support of the ongoing discussion on simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Nordic and Baltic countries Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden introduced a list of simplification proposals for CAP. Consisting of a list of 67 concrete measures with objective to help the farmers’ work and ease the administrative burden, the proposal reflects the principles of subsidiarity, proportionality and sound management. More...

Searching for simpler and more effective agricultural policy

CAP ReformIn March, for Finnish farmers as everywhere, spring heralds planning and fieldwork. Cultivation plans are finalised and parcel data are declared as the baseline data for support applications. Every spring the complex support framework leads to complications in the planning, frustrating the farmers and causing unnecessary fears of making mistakes. More...

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