How the European Commission ensures transparency and balanced interest representation under the Common Agricultural Policy
Υπόθεση SI/2/2022/LDS - Εκκίνηση έρευνας στις Πέμπτη | 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2022 - Εμπλεκόμενο θεσμικό όργανο Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή
In the context of reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), concerns have been raised about the influence of certain interest groups and the transparency of how the CAP is implemented. With the European Commission now preparing for the implementation of the new CAP rules from 2023 on, the Ombudsman has opened a strategic initiative looking into this. In particular, the initiative aims to assess how the Commission ensures balanced representation of interest representatives involved in the 'Civil Dialogue Groups' and other forums, as well as the transparency of how the CAP is implemented, such as regarding the preparation of national plans and information about beneficiaries of the CAP.
The Ombudsman asked the Commission to reply to a set of questions.