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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Act 2020

Pillar 2

CAP reforms

67.The CAP has undergone five major reforms in recent decades, the most recent dating from 2013 when the legal framework was set for the current CAP in respect of the period 2014-2020.

68.On 1 June 2018, the European Commission presented legislative proposals for the CAP beyond 2020.(20) These proposals aim to make the CAP more responsive to current and future challenges such as climate change or generational renewal, while continuing to support European farmers for a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector. As these proposals are still subject to agreement by the Member States, a two year transition period has been agreed, with the intention that the new legislative proposals (if agreed) would take effect in the EU from 2023.

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