Myth : Rural areas are all about agriculture

Rural communities are increasingly thriving and diverse. Only 9% of all employment in rural areas comes from agriculture. Services now account for 56% of rural employment and 65% of the economic value. You're more likely to meet IT people than farmers

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12/10/2011

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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