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Next AGRI meeting: 4 and 5 May 2015 - Brussels

16-04-2015 - 16:52

Monday 4 May, 15.00 - 18.30 
Tuesday 5 May, 09.00 - 12.30 et 15.00 - 18.30
(Meeting room Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 1A002

Following the implementation of enhanced security measures in the European Parliament, unfortunately we are unable to provide accreditation to visitors who wish to attend our meetings, until further notice.

You can watch our meetings on the European Parliament website via the link below.

Highlights

Cloning of animals for farming purposes: presentation of draft report

16-04-2015 - 17:00
cows

The AGRI and ENVI committees jointly debated the draft report on animal cloning for farming purposes prepared by Giulia Moi (AGRI rapporteur, EFDD, IT) and Renate Sommer (ENVI rapporteur, EPP, DE). The Commission proposal aims to suspend the use of the cloning technique in the EU for farm animals, the placing on the market of live animal clones and embryo clones and (in an accompanying proposal for a Council Directive) the marketing of food, such as meat and milk, from animal clones. The co-rapporteurs suggest to also prohibit the import and the placing on the market of the descendants of animal clones, and of the reproductive material and of the food coming from animal clones and their descendants and would like to extend the scope to all species of farmed animals (16 April).

Apiculture - debate with Slovenian Minister Dejan Židan and experts on beekeeping

16-04-2015 - 16:58
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Bee keeping issues are one of the main concerns for a sustainable and healthy agriculture. Slovenian Agriculture Minister Dejan Zidan was invited to the AGRI Committee to present and discuss with Members a project for saving bees. Members then debated with the Director of the French Office of Apidology, Thierry Dufresne, and a Bee-Life representative, Noa Simon Delso (presentations and debates: 16 April).

Commission presentation on rural development policy implementation

16-04-2015 - 16:57
CAP

The Commission updated Members on the implementation of the new rural development policy agreed upon during the CAP reform and the subsequent rural development programmes which are being set up by Member States. This presentation was based on data submitted by Member States and regions up to 13 February 2015 (14 April 2015).

Draft competition guidelines for the agricultural sector: Commission presentation

16-04-2015 - 16:56
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As part of the CAP reform the Parliament asked the Commission to establish guidelines for the implementation of competition rules applicable to the agricultural sector with a view to ensuring a uniform application of these rules across Member States. As a result, the Commission has published draft guidelines on 15 January and launched a public consultation on these. On 14 April, Commission representatives presented these guidelines to the AGRI Committee and answer Members' questions.

Agriculture priorities of the Latvian Presidency

14-01-2015 - 11:24
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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.

Latest press releases

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Milk and fruit in schools: agriculture MEPs promote healthy eating

AGRI 14-04-2015 - 18:03

The EU and its member states must invest more effort and money in promoting healthy eating and the consumption of local foodstuffs amongst children, said the agriculture committee said on Tuesday when it amended draft rules on schemes to provide fruit, vegetables and milk in schools. (Read more)

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16-04-2015 - 09:17
AGRI ENVI Meeting
14-04-2015 - 15:10
AGRI Meeting

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Czesław Adam Siekierski - Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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.

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