On behalf of Lithuanian Agriculture and Food Council , bearing 52 359 signatures, oninequality in payments under the EU Common Agricultural Policy in Lithuania  

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The petitioner states that Lithuanian farmers have been eligible for direct support under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) since the country's accession to the EU, but they receive much lower payments than their counterparts in Western European countries. Lithuanian farmers are not receiving The fair and equal, non-discriminatory payments are not attributed to the farmers despite meeting environmental, food safety and animal welfare requirements. In view of the petitioner these payments were allegedly discriminatory in 2014, at the end of the transitional period of 10 years. After the reform of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the next financial period 2014-2020 Lithuanian farmers and agricultural enterprises will continue to be in a disadvantaged position and be discriminated when allocating funds to implement the CAP. The inequality in CAP payments contributes to the emigration of Lithuanian farmers to other EU Member States which are more developed and better supported by EU funding.

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