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On Thursday, MEPs debated a citizens’ initiative to ban the use of cages for farm animals, together with organisers of the initiative, Commissioners and representatives of other EU bodies.

MEPs will debate a citizens’ initiative to ban the use of cages for farm animals , together with experts, Commissioners and representatives of other EU bodies on Thursday.

The Agriculture Committee will debate the Commission’s new plan to boost organic production and consumption in the EU with Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski on Wednesday afternoon.

The first meeting of the Agriculture Committees Chairs in the U.S. House of Representatives and European Parliament aimed to deepen transatlantic relations and create long-lasting trust.

Trilateral talks on the EU farm policy reform held on Friday in the Parliament brought negotiators closer to an agreement, but more flexibility from the Council is needed for a quick deal.

On Tuesday, experts and MEPs from the Agriculture, Environment and Legal Affairs committees will debate how innovation and new technologies can be used to make EU farming more sustainable.

On Wednesday morning, Parliament’s Inquiry Committee will discuss the current rules and practices on transport of live animals from the perspective of private stakeholders.

The EU needs an ambitious and science-backed strategy to halt and reverse biodiversity loss that will safeguard the environmental but also economic sustainability of EU farms and forests.

EU should treat all sustainable EU agri-food products equally when promoting their consumption and avoid favouring certain sectors over others, many MEPs told the EU Commission on Wednesday.

On Thursday morning, Parliament’s Inquiry Committee will debate the current rules and practices on long-distance transport of live animals within the European Union.