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Group Group Parliament – Palace of Saint Benedict-1249-068 Lisboa-Phone:-Fax: 21 391 7456 21 391 9233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – http://cdsnoparlamento.pp.parlamento.pt motion for a resolution paragraph 31/XI/1st RECOMMENDS to the GOVERNMENT 7 ANTI-crisis MEASURES with FAST EFFECT on AGRICULTURE, 5 for the SPS MEASURES BE PAID on time, 9 STEPS to SAVE the PRODER and DEFEND the NATIONAL INTEREST and to PORTUGUESE AGRICULTURE the EUROPEAN UNION 1. In the opinion of the CDS, there are 4 absolute priorities for the Ministry of agriculture, if the intention is to modify the State of disinvestment and demotivation in the sector.
the anti-crisis Measures specific to sector) agriculture to compensate for the fall of the farmer income and increasing your difficulty in selling, with factors of production and producer prices so high so low; b) Put the single payment scheme (SPS) to work. It depends on more than 200,000 farmers. Funds are paid 100% by the European Union. What happened in recent years was a delay inconceivable in controls and, consequently, an unacceptable delay in payments. Only in the last campaign, Portugal will have lost over 80ME. The situation is unrepeatable and our ambition can only be a: exhaust the funds available, as did the other countries; c) Save the PRODER, which was so far a failure. Make it simple, fast, productive, and friend of the farmer which, currently, is a bureaucratic nightmare, a drag, a waste of money and a lost opportunity for the rural world; d) Contribute to prevent, at European level, the reform of the financial perspectives of the EU from 2013, is made with sacrifice of the CAP, including the threat of reduction or even elimination of the first pillar, which would result in very negative effects on the income of many farmers and rural world's contribution to the national economy.
2. The CDS finds that it is a priority to develop and put into practice a plan of Defense of the agricultural and Forestry Sector. The sector has so far excluded from the global point of view, the cast of anti-crisis measures. 2 To ask for this plan, we must note that the countryside suffer at the same time, the effects of the international economic crisis, because we live in an open economy, the dizzying fall in prices to the producer and the national divestment in the sector over the past 4 and a half years.
The claim of the Government that is brave to take action, and to present our proposals, we consider that: a) the French Government announced an exceptional plan for agriculture, in the amount of 1000ME in Bank loans and 650 ME in fiscal aid and other producers: b) the German Government released an exceptional plan for agriculture contains a financial envelope for the rural world in the amount of 750 and ME includes support measures for producer in the insurance and credit;
c) the Government of Spain is preparing to do the same, under great pressure from agricultural organizations.
This means that our main competitors interested in regaining competitiveness conditions, in a crisis situation. If Portugal doesn't, aggravates their difficulties.
On the other hand, have in mind that investing in agriculture is not only – and would be very-protect the rural world, combat desertification and promote land use planning. It's not just – and would be immense – generate wealth and employment. It is also contributing to overcome one of our major economic problems: the external deficit. In fact, every euro invested in agriculture is a euro that you export or replacing imports. That is, investment in agriculture contributes-as few-to reduce the structural imbalances of the national economy. This investment should be long-lasting and stable.
Furthermore, to change the agricultural policy, the Government should bear in mind that 43.5% of gross value added generated in agriculture is of European and national tax. So says the national agricultural accounts. Hence, no plan can do without the proper application and payment of Community funds, either at first. Pillar, both in the second pillar of the CAP. 3 3. The second major concern of the CDS has to do with the loss of efficiency, for repeated exclusive national responsibility, the so-called Single Payments (SPS). Payment of the aid readiness depends on more than 200,000 farmers. The funds are 100%. The responsibility of the State is to make the checks and have the machine ready to proceed to the payments. In this responsibility, the State is failing. It is estimated that in the last campaign, Portugal will have wasted about of 80 ME.
More: Portuguese farmers have not benefited from anticipation of payments authorised by the European Commission, taking into account the situation of economic crisis.
Portugal must undertake to meet fully the European ceilings, as our major competitors do. It is highly likely that the evaluation we propose, the Government arrive at the conclusion that "decapitation" of MADRP, in terms of staff and employees, had consequences, in terms of installed capacity to do the checks. To this end, the Government has to present, very quickly, a picture of needs, looking for solutions, if necessary in conjunction with the availability of the system of social mobility and employment centres.
4. Portugal offers ME 634 per year to invest in agriculture. Thousands of applications have emerged within the dozens of measures included in the PRODER. As is known, the response of the Ministry of agriculture was collapsing. According to the last known execution, only 10% of payments made to the farmer. The new Minister admits that, in fact, three years later, are only 13% of payments made. It's frustrating the waiting time in the ratings of the candidates.
The purpose of the CDS is to contribute, with quick measures, which will help to make it work, at the beginning of the year, the POWER management system. Turn it, therefore, in favour of the farmer.
National room for manoeuvre to implement the PRODER is wide. We must concentrate on change what can be changed now. And properly prepare the "half-time review" of the PRODER, defend in Brussels in 2010.
4 1 thing is the State deciding applications. That's your prerogative, because there are public funds involved, alongside private and Community funds. Another thing is the State deciding applications on the basis of criteria which mean an obvious and inefficient State dirigisme.
The weight that the definition of "strategic sectors" has in the PRODER is exorbitant. With this Alliance, the absurd to consider that the cereals, meat and milk, are not strategic. The practical consequence is that, in the decision-making process, the value that the Ministry decision makers assign to applications is a misappropriation, by the State, the risk, the interest and the availability of the farmer's investment.
5. It is still urgent that Portugal's voice, particularly of the Government and the national Parliament – heard, before the discussions are already underway on the new EU financial proposals and their consequences on the common agricultural Policy.
States such as France and Spain have already taken the lead in the documents and opinions, and ex officio, aim to sacrifice the CAP, and, in this, especially the funding of the first Pillar, in a apparent logic renationalisation of policies. Now, just bear in mind the circumstances specifically in allocation of funds between the first and Second Pillar, to realize the effects that such a reform would have on national agricultural structure and income support for farmers. It's incomprehensible silence of Portugal on this matter.
6-we are a party faithful to the principle of know to criticize but also to propose alternatives. It is clear that the complaint of the agricultural policy errors made by the CDS was confirmed by the facts. So, we deliver concrete measures and reviews that we are proposing to defend the rural world, in this economic climate.
Thus, the CDS-PP Parliamentary Group presents the following draft resolution: pursuant to article 156 of the Constitution) and of (b)) of paragraph 1 of article 4 of the rules of procedure, the Parliament recommends to the Government that: 6) take Anti-crisis Measures with fast effect 5 Trade a truly wide range of specific credit for agriculture that meets the needs of debt restructuring and liquidity situation of farmers; Reflecting on what you can do about agricultural diesel, notably by reducing the rate; put the green electricity, as suggested in the Socialist Party's electoral program itself; Make sure, in the next State budget, the national envelopes for a competitive and decisive execution of the PRODER; Engage the political will of the Government in an agreement between producers, cooperatives and dealers in milk; Put before the competition authority all data which indicate the de facto monopoly that governs the sector; Look at the outset, in the European framework, a more effective response to the level of risk insurance.
b) Implement measures 5 to the SPS to be paid on time Clarify the chain of command that controls and manages payments on single payment scheme (SPS); Prepare the next campaign so that, if it ends in may, the checks start immediately; Refer to existing availabilities in the mobility scheme, special or specific recruitment employment centres, in particular of young graduates with vocation for the sector, in order to have at its disposal the necessary staff required for the checks and payments are made on time; Check quickly where the system of checks failed, why and established responsibilities; Secure regional goals mandatory checks and successive committing with your compliment.
c) Put into practice measures to save the PRODER 9 for the sake of Economics Simplify the application procedures for farmers to the PRODER, ending the obligation of small farmers or companies use consultants to fill out forms and perform applications; Contratualize immediately with the farmers associations the 6 support for the farmer in the submission of their applications; Choose as much as desirable, for a system of permanent candidates, the so-called system of "open window"; give instructions to services to dialogue directly with farmers, avoiding, thus, in particular, the rejection of applications by mere formal issues; It undertakes to decide the nominations in time, setting the deadline for evaluation of adamant applications, admitting the tacit acceptance ended this period; Dowry of consistency at the level of Regional Directorates, the criteria for the decision on the application; Simplify the criteria for the approval of applications by modifying the rules, so as to be free and respectful of the farmer's perspective on your relationship with the markets; close PRODER farmer, which implies not assign to the State the largest weight in the decision-making criteria; Resolved the issue of certification of IFAP, avoiding serious problems that may arise from the community point of view.
d) Finally, the Government should actively engage in defending the national interest and the Portuguese farmers ' income, in view of the debate on the new financial perspective and the reform of the CAP; Search the necessary alliances with other States, to prevent the reduction of income support, in particular those that are operated by the 1st Pillar São Bento Palace, 11 December 2009 The Members
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