The next ComAGRI meeting will take place on 3 and 4 September:
Wednesday 3 September: 9h00 - 12h30 and 15h00 - 18h30,
Thursday 4 September: 9h00 - 12h30
Meeting room: ASP A3G3
Meetings are open to the public. However, for security reasons, participants must obtain an access pass in advance. Requests for access passes must be sent 5 working days before the start of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview of the work of the AGRI Committee during the 2009-2014 legislative term
This document gives an overview of the main activities and initiatives of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development during the 7th term of the European Parliament. The beginning of that parliamentary term coincided with the completion of the Lisbon Treaty ratification process and application of the codecision procedure, giving Parliament new powers and remits in the legislative process in this area.
Czeslaw Adam Siekierski elected Chair of the Committee on Agriculture
Czeslaw Adam Siekierski (EPP, PL) is the new Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), elected by acclamation on 7 July 2014.
During its constituent meeting, the Committee has also elected its Vice-Chairs Eric Andrieu (S&D, FR - 1st Vice-Chair), Janusz Wojciechowski (ECR, PL - 2nd Vice-Chair), Clara Eugenia Aguilera Garcia (S&D, ES - 3rd Vice-Chair) and Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă (S&D, RO - 4th Vice-Chair).
Together, the Chair and Vice-Chairs make up the Bureau of the Committee, elected for a two-and-a-half-year term.
After the election of a President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week, parliamentary committees convened on Monday in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years.
Powers and responsibilities of standing committees
Committee responsible for:
1. the operation and development of the common agricultural policy;
2. rural development, including the activities of the relevant financial instruments;
3. legislation on:
(a) veterinary and plant-health matters and animal feeding stuffs provided such measures are not intended to protect against risks
to human health,
(b) animal husbandry and welfare;
4. improvement of the quality of agricultural products;
The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) is responsible for scrutinising the European Commission's work related to agricultural policy. This mainly involves preparing reports for legislative proposals, falling under the co-decision procedure between Parliament and the Council, for adoption in plenary.
The powers and responsibilities of our Committee include the following policy areas: the common agricultural policy (CAP), animal health and welfare, plant health, agricultural products quality, forestry and agroforestry.
In addition to its legislative work, our Committee monitors the implementation of the CAP, and other important issues such as food security. In this respect, it closely cooperates with the Commission, the Council, other EU Institutions, and stakeholders.
The AGRI Committee has 45 full members and 45 substitute members, all of them very committed to their work.
Our website provides a lot of information, in all the languages of the EU, to allow you to follow our work: meeting agendas, live webstreaming of our meetings, reports and amendments, MEP profiles and contact details, etc. Enjoy your visit!
Czesław Adam Siekierski
Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development