What does the EU mean for the countryside?
For people living and working in the countryside the EU means the common agricultural policy (CAP) in all its aspects with environmental protection for the whole community. It means promoting a robust and competitive agricultural sector with high environmental and production standards whilst ensuring a fair standard of living for the agricultural community. It means contributing to sustainable development of rural areas especially by helping the agricultural sector to adapt to new challenges, protecting the environment and the countryside, especially in view of climate change. It also means... improving the quality of life in rural areas, whilst ensuring growth and jobs in the countryside.
- Corporate author(s): Representation in the United Kingdom – London (European Commission) Themes: Environment policy and protection of the environment, Agricultural policy, Activities of the European Union
- Subject: agricultural labour force, agricultural region, agricultural situation, common agricultural policy, countryside conservation, environmental protection, European Union, farmer, farming sector, hill farming, promotion of the European idea, rural community, rural development, rural population, rural region, United Kingdom, working population engaged in agriculture
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