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AGRI Chair Norbert Lins speaking; behind him a European flag
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Welcome to the AGRI Committee!

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) is an important player in the shaping of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as well as policies in the fields of animal health and welfare, plant health, agricultural products quality, forestry and agroforestry of the Union. The majority of this work is done through preparation of the reports for legislative proposals, falling under the co-decision procedure between Parliament and the Council, for adoption in plenary.

In addition to its legislative work, our Committee also monitors the implementation of the adopted legislation. In this respect, it closely cooperates with the Commission, the Council, other EU Institutions, and stakeholders.

48 full members and 48 substitute members, all of them very committed to their work, ensure that the committee delivers high quality results in timely manner.

Our website provides a lot of information, in all 24 official languages of the EU, to allow you to follow our work: meeting agendas, live webstreaming of our meetings, reports and amendments, MEP profiles and contact details, etc. Enjoy your visit!

Norbert Lins
Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
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