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Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 29 June 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Questions (232)

Charlie McConalogue


232. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if it is possible to transfer moneys allocated under pillar 1 to pillar 2 and vice versa under EU CAP regulations. [30771/17]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Article 14 of EU Regulation No. 1307/2013 (Direct Payments Regulation) and Article 58 of EU Regulation No. 1305/2013 (Rural Development Regulation) allow Member States to transfer up to 15% of Pillar 1 funds to Pillar 2 and vice versa on an annual basis.  Member States with direct payments per hectare less than 90% of the EU average may transfer up to 25% from Pillar 2 to Pillar 1 on an annual basis. 

Funds transferred from Pillar 1 to Pillar 2 are not required to be co-financed. Ireland has not to date availed of this provision in the Regulations.