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Excessive administrative procedures


1) The Commission has imposed excessive administrative burdens on farmers.

2) The Commission, through the adoption of a fixed threshold of 100 trees per hectare in Delegated Regulation 640/2014, wrongly excluded farmers holding land predominantly or exclusively used for agricultural activities from the right to obtain Basic Payments for such land.


1) The Commission should eliminate unnecessary administrative burdens from under the CAP.

2) The Commission should review Delegated Regulation 640/2014.





The Ombudsman invites the Commission to submit an opinion by 30 November 2015.