European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos met yesterday the members of the Romanian Parliament’s Agriculture Commissions, telling them that the European Commission’s proposal on the Common Agricultural Policy contains a lot of elements that are favorable for Romania, Mediafax informs. He added that the Romanian Parliament should have a say on these proposals and should come up with ideas and observations that it will have to forward to the European Parliament that is in a decisional process along with the Council and the Commission. “I believe that in the upcoming period the farmers’ associations and the Agriculture Ministry could better analyze these proposals and see in what way they can be used or amended,” the Commissioner stated. Asked about the CAP’s advantages, Dacian Ciolos explained that direct payments will grow, although they will not do so at the level initially desired. “I proposed this simplified financing scheme for small farms because many of the farms that have to be checked on the ground are small farms with small surfaces that complicate the bureaucratic process. There will be a simplified payment scheme for these small farms. The only control will consist of seeing whether the farm exists and whether the farmer is actually working the land,” he added.