The Council reached three important political agreements for Europe's agriculture and fisheries sectors during the two-day Council in Luxembourg (19-20 October 2020). As a next step, on 23 October 2020 the European Parliament has finalised its position on the post-2022 EU farm policy reform, for a greener, fairer, and more robust EU farm policy. bringing the CAP reform to a final conclusion.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas. To achieve such a vision, it is necessary to assess what life is like in the rural areas of Europe and map out what is key for their prosperity. This public consultation will contribute to this process by gathering the perception and views of Europeans on a range of issues including:
- The needs of rural areas today
- What makes rural areas attractive
- Opportunities for the future of rural areas
- Governance in rural areas
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In her first State of the Union address on 16 September 2020, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen presented her vision for a Europe that emerges stronger from the pandemic and leads the way towards a new vitality. The key messages for the future are the need for Europe to become green (stressing the European Green Deal) and to develop and release its digital economy potential. Both these key political elements also hold potential for development of rural areas (i.e. new approach to green energy and hydrogen valleys, ensuring full coverage of rural areas with broadband).
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The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly affected all aspects of life across Europe. In addition to threatening our health, the pandemic is also posing serious challenges to our socio-economic systems. In rural areas, farmers, businesses and communities are particularly affected.