Currently a reform of the CAP is being prepared. The EC proposed a set of alterations that in its opinion should make the CAP just the right tool to achieve the “Europe 2020” objectives within agricultural sector and rural areas. The paper argues that the reform Cap should focus on food security and safety as these issues encompass all the main challenges that are to be faced by agriculture and rural areas. Yet, the EU proposal is far from offering a coherent set of policy measures. The article suggests that in order to ameliorate the proposal a hierarchy of objectives must first be named.