The European Parliament voted on its plenary session on 13 March on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). As part of this vote, an amendment concerning Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was offered and adopted as part of the Parliament’s position for the second reading procedure.

The adopted amendment 193 introduces a new Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) standard (containing a reference to the Commission Action Plan on AMR) to Annex II of the proposed Horizontal Regulation, which lays out the rules for cross-compliance. Cross Compliance , within the framework of the CAP reform, basically means that in order to receive benefits under the CAP policy, farmers should comply with other EU legislation.

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