On 3 December from 09.15 to 11.45, AGRI held a hearing on the Regulation on organic production, with a view to feed into a report by Martin HÄUSLING (Greens, DE). Invited experts included: Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, Chairman of the "Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft", .Jürn Sanders, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Etienne Gangneron, Chairman of "Agence BIO", Isabella Übertsberger, organic farmer and member of Bio Austria Youth Network and Elia Rodriguez Alvarez, organic farmer and representative of "Galician Peasants Union". Debates with Members followed the rounds of presentations.
Commissioner Hogan to debate with AGRI Members on 3 December
The newly appointed Commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan participated to a debate with AGRI Members during the Committee meeting of 3 December at 17.00 (room JAN4Q1, Brussels). The topics raised included the latest developments on the 2015 agricultural budget, an update on measures taken by the EU to alleviate the impact of the Russian import ban on EU food products, the situation on agricultural markets (including prospects for the dairy market) and ongoing work on legislative proposals such as the organic production and the school schemes files.
Ovlasti i nadležnosti stalnih odbora
Odbor nadležan za:
1. djelovanje i razvoj zajedničke poljoprivredne politike;
2. ruralni razvoj, uključujući djelatnosti relevantnih financijskih instrumenata;
3. zakonodavne propise o:
(a) veterinarskim i fitosanitarnim pitanjima i hrani za životinje pod uvjetom da
takve mjere nisu namijenjene zaštiti od opasnosti za ljudsko zdravlje,