I am Giovanni La Via, an MEP in Italy since 2009. I am Head of the Nuovo Centrodestra Italian Delegation within the EPP Group. I am a Professor of “Agricultural Economics and Policy” at Catania University, and I have been member of the Sicily Regional Executive with responsibility for agriculture and forestry. I can say that agriculture is my world, I am a farmer myself in Sicily. At the European Parliament I have been responsible for the report on financing of the Common Agriculture Policy, which was part of the whole CAP reform, and for the 2013 EU general budget, crucial to make European economy back to growth and jobs creation.