Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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Next AGRI meetings - 2021

25-02-2021 - 17:19

In the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the Institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meetings through webstreaming.

Following these decisions, the next AGRI Committee meetings will take place in Brussels via videoconference on:

  • 4 March, 9.00-12.00
  • 15 March, 16.45-18.45
  • 16 March, 13.45-16.15 and 16.45-18.45
  • 23 March, 13.45-16.15 and 16.45-18.45

Highlights

EU map with a purchasing basket full of food
25-02-2021 - 11:50

Mr Wolfgang Burtscher, Director-General of Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DGAGRI) had an exchange of views with the AGRI Committee's Members on the EU agri-food promotion policy work programme of 2021 and upcoming policy review. The 2021 work programme focuses on campaigns that are in line with the ambitions of the European Green Deal.

abandoned fields with a red abandoned shed in the background among trees
25-02-2021 - 11:47

The study on "The challenge of land abandonment after 2020 and options for mitigating measures" was requested by the AGRI Committee and commissioned and managed by Policy Department B. Dr. Bernd SCHUH (ÖIR - Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning. Austria) and Dr. Thomas DAX (Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research (BAB), Austria) presented the study to the AGRI Members.

Landscape with a village and a farm
11-02-2021 - 11:25

The Committee of the Regions’ Commission for Natural Resources (NAT) and the AGRI Committee had a joint meeting to discuss a long-term vision for rural areas. While the European Commission is going to publish a communication on a long-term vision for rural areas in mid-2021, the CoR adopted an opinion on this topic in December 2020. The President of the NAT Commission, Mrs Landergren, and the rapporteur for this opinion, Mr Stenson, presented the opinion to AGRI Members.

miniature vegetable garden presented on a plate with knife and fork
11-02-2021 - 11:25

The ENVI and AGRI Committees were co-organising a public hearing on 4 February about the Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.