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Next AGRI meetings - 2021

22-01-2021 - 13:44

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:

  • 25 January, 16.45-18.45 * ENVI-AGRI Joint meeting (17.30-18.45) *
  • 26 January, 9.00-12.00
  • 1 February, 16.45-18.45
  • 4 February, 13.45-15.45


CAP Strategic plans
20-01-2021 - 17:52

The rapporteur for the CAP Strategic Plans, Mr. Peter Jahr, will inform the AGRI Committee about the state of play of negotiations after the 4th Trilogue taking place on 22 January. During the meeting, the first one under the Portuguese Presidency, the organizational aspects for the following trilogues will be discussed as well as the articles related to the objectives, the indicators and the scope.

Drought and green landscapes
20-01-2021 - 17:49

The draft report has been published on 13 November 2020. The main role of this report is to outline the role of the Cohesion policy and regional environmental strategies in mitigation of the results of climate change for the next years. AGRI Rapporteur negotiated seven compromised amendments covering the majority of 141 of tabled amendments.

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20-01-2021 - 17:49

Exchange of views with Ms Maria do Céu Antunes, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, on the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the field of agriculture. Portugal, took over the reins of the rotating Presidency - on January 1. The Minister will present, in detail, the Portuguese priorities prepared in accordance with the Trio-Programme with Germany and Slovenia.

Janusz Wojciechowski
20-01-2021 - 17:49

Exchange of views with Mr Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture and rural development. At the end of 2016 the Commission published the study "Cumulative impact of trade agreements on EU agriculture" prepared by the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The Commissioner will give to the Agri Members some information concerning the update of this study, expected to be published at the end of January.

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20-01-2021 - 10:55

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”.


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