The European Commission has published its Work Programme for 2017, outlining a range of initiatives. Among the elements outlined under the heading of boosting Jobs, Growth and Investment, the Work Programme confirms that the Commission will "take forward work and consult widely on simplification and modernisation of the Common Agricultural Policy to maximise its contribution to the Commission's ten priorities and to the Sustainable Development Goals. This will focus on specific policy priorities for the future, taking account of the opinion of the REFIT Platform, and without prejudice to the Commission proposal to revise the Multiannual Financial Framework."
The text goes on to state that "as concerns the position of farmers in the food supply chain, in the light of the outcome of the ongoing work of the Agricultural Markets Task Force and the High Level Forum on the food supply chain, the Commission will consider further action as necessary."
Wednesday October 26, 2016/ EC/ European Union.