Monday, 23 February, 15.00 - 18.30
Tuesday, 24 February, 9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30
Meeting room: ASP 5G3 (Altiero Spinelli)
Meetings are webstreamed via the link below.
Latvian Agriculture Minister Jānis Dūklavs presented the priorities of the EU Presidency for the first half of 2015 during the AGRI meeting of 21 January at 15.00 (room JAN 4Q1 Brussels). This was also an opportunity for the Presidency and AGRI Members to react to the Commission's draft work programme for 2015 which recommended to the co-legislators to conclude negotiations on the organic farming legislation within 6 months and to put on hold the school schemes proposal pending a new evaluation.
The priorities of Latvia’s EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Latvian ministers in a series of meetings to be held during the last two weeks of January. (Read more)
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.
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Czesław Adam Siekierski
Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.