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Next AGRI meetings: 15-16 July 2015

02-07-2015 - 11:01


Cloning: joint vote AGRI-ENVI on the Commission proposal

15-06-2015 - 15:37
Cloning of animals kept for farming purposes

Competition rules and agriculture: debate with Commissioners Vestager and Hogan

12-06-2015 - 11:11
Competition debate - AGRI with Comissioners Verstager and Hogan

Latest study requested by the Committee:

09-06-2015 - 10:13
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Extent of Farmland Grabbing in the EU

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Agriculture priorities of the Latvian Presidency

14-01-2015 - 11:24
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Ban not just animal cloning, but cloned food, feed and imports too, say MEPs

ENVI AGRI 17-06-2015 - 17:22

A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on Wednesday. MEPs beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal, citing high mortality rates at all development stages of cloning and EU citizens’ animal welfare and ethical concerns. (Read more)


Animal health law: Agriculture Committee backs informal deal with the Council

AGRI 17-06-2015 - 11:48

An informal deal on the wording of draft EU law on transmissible animal diseases, negotiated by MEPs, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the European Commission, was backed by the Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. The law will merge and update many scattered items of old legislation, so as to help prevent and halt new outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever and keep pace with scientific progress. (Read more)

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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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