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Audiencias

Se permite a las comisiones organizar audiencias de expertos cuando lo consideren indispensable para la buena marcha de sus trabajos sobre un asunto determinado. Las audiencias también pueden celebrarlas dos o más comisiones de forma conjunta. La mayor parte de las comisiones organiza audiencias con regularidad, ya que estos actos les permiten oír a expertos y debatir sobre asuntos clave. En esta página se ofrece toda la información disponible sobre las audiencias de las comisiones, incluidos sus programas y las intervenciones de los oradores.

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held a Public Hearing on the "Conservation of agricultural biodiversity" in remote. The hearing was intended to assess and discuss the impact on the agricultural sector of the Commission's Communication on the “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives”.

The AGRI Committee held a Public Hearing on “EU agriculture after Brexit” with remote participation. The hearing was intended to tackle the impact of Brexit on agricultural trade flows, including the particular situation of Ireland and the protection of geographical indications. Experts representing EU Agriculture and Agri-Food presented their views on the above-mentioned issues, with focus on the most affected sectors/Member States.

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held a Public Hearing on the “Fruits, vegetables and wine market situation – the impact of the ”. The hearing was intended to address the impact on the agricultural market of the measures implemented to tackle the pandemic. Six experts on two separated panels delivered presentations, followed by Q&A sections, concerning the impact of European measures on wine, fruits and vegetables sectors.

The public hearing taking place on 18 February focused on EU support for Innovation in Agriculture: first, within the Common Agriculture Policy and the AGRI-EIP and second, in the EU Framework programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe) and the future Mission “Soil health Food”.

On 4 December, the AGRI Committee, in association with the ENVI committee, organised a public hearing on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This meeting took place during the current legislative work on the CAP beyond 2020. It addressed the components of the CAP reform package, as amended by the AGRI Committee, which might be appropriate for further consideration.

On 18 November, the AGRI Committee will organise a hearing to analyse the potential impacts of the Mercosur agreement on the agricultural market. Following 20 years of negotiations, the EU and Mercosur countries struck a political agreement in June 2019 which aims to bring political and economic relations between the trading partners closer together, and to create the world's biggest market (by population size), for goods and services.

On 4 March at 16.30h, the Committee held a public hearing on the “Evolution of the Performance Framework in the Common Agricultural Policy”. This hearing fell within the current AGRI legislative work on the CAP beyond 2020. A shift towards a more performance-oriented CAP is indeed an important component of the reform package proposed by the European Commission.