The four basic EU regulations of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are published in the Official Journal of 20 December 2013.
These four legislative texts reflect the political agreement between the European Commission, EU Member States Agriculture Ministers (in the Council) and the European Parliament.
With these new rules, the vast majority of CAP legislation will be defined under four consecutive Regulations – a significant simplification - covering:
To ensure a smooth transition, Regulation 1310/2013 lays down certain transitional provisions as regards the application of the four basic regulations in the year 2014.
The Regulation related to the sugar market policy are to be found in the EU Regulation1308/2013 on market measures.