They voted! EUR 12 billion (approximately HUF 4,200 billion) is EU funding for Hungarian farmers until 2027
(The amount is almost the same as the amount of resources that can be used in the period 2014-2020!)
🧡Fidesz supported the proposal!
⛔️The left attacked Hungarian farmers in the back, voted no!🤮
📌EU money is not a gift - we have given our market for it.
They proved once again that they are the enemies of Hungary. They are angry when we say this, but in the meantime we state that with their NO vote they are not harming Orbán, but Hungarian farmers, ie all of us, as subsidies will make products cheaper, the Hungarian economy will be more crisis-tolerant and Hungarian farmers will be more competitive. The package also contains 30 percent environmental regulations, the left wanted Hungarian farmers to devote at least 50 percent of their resources to environmental protection, which is unrealistically much! 30% is not enough, but it is a compromise solution for the benefit of all of us and our future.
The left attacked Hungarian farmers in the back.
The European Parliament voted on Friday on the Union's Common Agricultural Policy until 2027. The proposal means billions of euros for Hungarian farmers. Hungarian left-wing MEPs did not support this. Fortunately, this time a majority in the European Parliament showed sobriety and voted in favor of the proposal, along with representatives of the Fidesz-KDNP.
In the future, the focus will be on results and performance, not on rules and compliance. The shift from a one-size-fits-all approach to a personalized approach will help make the policy more relevant to those who implement it on the ground. This approach gives Member States much more freedom to decide how best to meet common objectives and come up with effective solutions in response to the needs of their farmers, rural communities and society as a whole.
At EU level, an additional € 10 billion will be available through the Horizon Europe research program. This amount is intended to support research and innovation activities specifically related to the food industry, agriculture, rural development and the organic economy. Horizon Europe will play a key role in building the knowledge base needed to modernize the agricultural sector. Synergies between Horizon Europe (transnational projects) and the CAP (regional / local level projects and CAP networks) will help build an agricultural knowledge base and innovation system aimed at accelerating the diffusion of innovative practices among all actors in rural areas.
The Commission proposes to maintain the existing list of potentially eligible sectors (ie those eligible for voluntary coupled support since 2013. In addition, the Commission proposes to extend this list to non-food crops used for the production of products (short rotation coppice, woody energy crops and trees), which are potentially suitable as a substitute for fossil fuels.
How will the future CAP help young farmers?
One of the main priorities of the post-2020 common agricultural policy is to make the agricultural sector more attractive to young people and to help them set up viable production facilities. The proposed regulation provides for a number of measures, partly mandatory and partly voluntary, to support young farmers:
Member States must specifically devote at least 2% of the funds allocated to direct payments to helping young people to set up an agricultural business - either in the form of a supplement to the basic income support or a start-up aid; Member States have the option of allocating more amounts to support young farmers if they deem it appropriate.
The amount of support for the establishment of young farmers and business start-ups in rural areas will increase to 100 thousand euros.
In the Common Strategic Plan for the Common Agricultural Policy, each country must come up with a concrete idea of how it plans to increase the attractiveness of agriculture to young people and support young farmers. The strategy for this should also address how national and EU funding can be used more consistently and effectively for this purpose.
The funds available to support rural development can be used for measures to improve access to land and the transfer of land, as this has traditionally been a major barrier to young people interested in agriculture taking up farming. These measures could include: the establishment of economic partnerships between different generations of farmers; the provision of farm succession and conversion planning services; provision of brokerage services relating to the purchase of land; creation of innovative national or regional organizations that facilitate or promote cooperation between young and old farmers, etc.
Young producers will continue to receive investment support and knowledge transfer / training through rural development funds.
Member States will have the opportunity to set up financing instruments to provide young farmers with working capital, as access to resources is often a major obstacle for them, given that setting up an agricultural business requires a significant investment with a low initial return. . In addition, the Commission will work more closely with the European Investment Bank, in particular on the "fi-compass" platform, to learn from experience and best practices in supporting young farmers.