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11.2018

Outcomes of the AGRI Committee extraordinary meeting in November

November 13th, 2018|

The extraordinary meeting of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) took place in Strasbourg on Monday, 12 November 2018,. Five reports were originally put to the vote, including Common provisions on the European [...]

The position of farmers must be strengthened!

November 6th, 2018|

Monday, 6 November 2018, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) held a public debate on cooperation models to strengthen the position of farmers in the food supply chain. The debate focused particularly on [...]

What to expect from the prices and agricultural production in the coming period

November 5th, 2018|

The European Commission produced a report on the future of the agricultural sector in the European Union in coming period. This report begins by analyzing the events and phenomena that marked the agricultural sector this [...]

10.2018

Green light to the inter-institutional negotiations on the report regarding unfair commercial practices between businesses in the food supply chain

October 26th, 2018|

I am pleased that the European Parliament has been given the mandate to enter the inter-institutional negotiations on the report regarding unfair business practices between businesses within the food supply chain. Yesterday, 25 October 2018, [...]

Theoretically optional, basically mandatory ?!

October 22nd, 2018|

In the European Union, cross-border regions account for about 40% of the territory and host almost one-third of its 512 million citizens. At the same time, border regions in Europe generally have lower economic performance, [...]

Conclusions of the AGRIFISH Council, October 15

October 17th, 2018|

On October 15, 2018, the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) met under the Austrian Presidency. During the public hearing, the Agriculture Ministers of the Member States, together with the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, discussed about [...]

World Food Day

October 16th, 2018|

World Food Day is celebrated annually on October 16. This date was chosen because it marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) [...]

An important week for the future Common Agricultural Policy

October 15th, 2018|

This week, the Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) Committee’s rapporteurs responsible for the CAP reform after 2020 have to submit, by 19 October, a number of amendments to the European Commission's proposals. These will be [...]

REPORT: New competition rules for the agro-food chain in the CAP after 2020?

October 12th, 2018|

At the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development meeting on October 8, 2018, the "New rules on competition for the agro-food chain in the CAP after 2020" report was presented. This report provides an overview [...]

The water reuse efforts have begun

October 10th, 2018|

On October 9, 2018, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) debated the report on minimum requirements for water reuse. Unfortunately, neither the European Union nor the world in general has infinite water resources. [...]

The AGRI Committee will debate the future of water reuse

October 8th, 2018|

On October 9, 2018, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) will debate the proposal for a regulation on minimum requirements for water reuse. The European Commission's proposal was born out of the need [...]

Positive trend towards adopting the proposal against unfair trading practices by the end of the year

October 8th, 2018|

At the meeting of the Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) in October 2018, the members of the SCA agreed on the Commission proposal on Unfair Trading Practices (UTP) between farmers and their trading partners in [...]

Towards a Union with uniform rules against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

October 4th, 2018|

The report on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain was adopted by the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI) on the 1st of October 2018 in Strasbourg with 38 votes in favor. These [...]

Meeting with the Lithuanian Deputy Minister for Agriculture

October 2nd, 2018|

Today, October 2, 2018, I had a fruitful meeting with the Lithuanian Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Venantas GRICIŪNAS. Our discussions focused on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the development of rural [...]

Steps towards the Presidency of the Council

October 1st, 2018|

The Romanian Minister for Agriculture, along with a delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, took part in a working visit to Croatia between  26- 28 of September. The discussions with the Croatian [...]