At the May Agri-Fish Council of Ministers, the Council held an exchange of views in public session on the new delivery model of the post-2020 CAP reform package on the basis of a paper prepared by the Romanian Presidency. Ministers structured their interventions around questions posed by the Presidency in relation to annual reporting.
A number of Member States expressed misgivings on annual milestones and preferred either biennial milestones or the possibility to set milestones only in the middle and at the end of the implementation period. In principle, Ireland can accept a requirement for annual reporting providing it is not unduly burdensome from an administrative point of view but has reservations in relation to some of the detail relating to measuring outputs.
Negotiations on the CAP post-2020 are continuing and there is still much to be decided upon before agreement can be achieved. Ireland remains ready to work closely with the Presidency, Commission and the Member States to achieve the best outcome.