Nedzhmi Ali calls on the EU for adequate financing of agriculture and support for the small farms
He was a rapporteur for an opinion from the Committee on Budgets to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development for this report. Nedzhmi Ali emphasized on the goals of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) for the future. He insisted on focusing of attention on the adequate amount of funding within the next Multiannual Financial Framework, as in this way enough resources for this sector should be provided. According to the Bulgarian member of the European Parliament, there is a need for simplification and modernization of CAP, while at the same time the financial and performance control and audit functions should be performed to the same standard and the under the same criteria across all Member States.
“A fair distribution of direct payments among Member States will allow for a faster closing of the gaps between the different regions of the Union. Supporting the small farms and increasing efficiency of farming is essential”, concluded Mr. Ali.