EU Agricultural policy 21-27
Throughout its existence, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been one of Europe’s most important policy areas and has always been adjusted to the new challenges.
Common Agricultural Policy
Agriculture was, is, and will be, of vital importance to the identity of the European Union.
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The reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy - an overview
The Common Agricultural Policy is one of the oldest and most significant policy areas of the European Union (EU). After the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957, the communitised agricultural policy came into force in 1962 and has since then stood for long-term food security in the EU.