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Parliamentary questions
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24 May 2018
E-002836-18
Question for written answer E-002836-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Francesc Gambús (PPE)

 Subject:  Situation in the European fruit sector
 Answer in writing 

In August 2014, I asked the Commission about the situation in the fruit sector(1), in particular regarding peaches and nectarines, following the embargo imposed by Russia. The Commission’s response at the time was to introduce two temporary ad-hoc regulations: Commission Regulations (EU) 2017/1533 and (EU) 2017/891. It has subsequently stated that new markets were being opened for this sector(2). Today, with the embargo still in place, the critical situation of the fruit sector has caused Catalonia to launch a drastic EU-co-funded plan to pull up 2 000 hectares of fruit trees, as a result of oversupply.

1. Does the Commission consider that enough has been done to minimise damage caused by the Russian embargo on agricultural, fruit and livestock products?

2. To what extent does it consider that the opening of new markets has compensated for the closure of the Russian market?

3. What steps does the Commission plan to take to support European farmers during the 2018 growing season?

(1)http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getAllAnswers.do?reference=P-2014-006250&language=EN
(2)http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getAllAnswers.do?reference=E-2017-005441&language=EN

Original language of question: ES 
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