Myth : It's up to the urban population to sort out climate change

Europe will not be able to reach its commitments to alleviating climate change without the full participation and involvement of rural communities. Not only does the rural population need to be able to make the right energy choices, but most of the renewable options, from wind farms, to solar, to micro-CHP, will require the willing participation of rural communities



Commission published four basic Council regulations for the Common Agriculture Policy

The Commission has today published proposals for Four basic Council regulations for the Common Agriculture Policy – i) on Direct Payments, ii) the Single Common Market Organisation (CMO), iii) Rural Development and, iv) a Horizontal Regulation for financing, managing and monitoring the CAP. In addition, there are 3 smaller regulations to address transition arrangements to the new rules. The package also contains: An Explanatory Memorandum; Citizens Summary; and Annexes linked with different aspects of the Impact Assessment. [source: European Commission]

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