In response to the growing concerns of European farmers, Renew Europe secured a debate during this week’s European Parliament Plenary session on empowering farmers and rural communities.
Renew Europe recognises the need for a broader public debate on the future of sustainable European agriculture, and believes that farmers are part of the solution to achieve our climate and environmental goals.
MEPs have begun internal discussions to identify the key areas in which Europe can do more to support farmers in simplifying administrative procedures and in getting a fair price for their products.
🎥@ValerieHayer: "Our farmers are the architects of the green transition.— Renew Europe (@RenewEurope) February 6, 2024
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Renew Europe President Valérie Hayer MEP (Renaissance, FR) said: “Our farmers are the cornerstone of our way of life and our environment. Their wellbeing is our wellbeing and their prosperity is our prosperity.
“The distress we hear from farmers should be taken seriously. Farmers are not accountants, so we need to do more to simplify EU rules for our farmers and to tackle red tape!”
Renew Europe has been at the forefront of creating a sustainable future for our farmers, pushing to modernise the common agricultural policy to combine agricultural production and economic competitiveness with social and environmental objectives.