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Parliamentary questions
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20 May 2020
 P-001758/2020
Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski
on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: P-001758/2020

The Commission is fully committed to an adequate response to the COVID-19 crisis and is doing the utmost to make sure that essential goods and services remain available and the food supply chain functions effectively(1).

A wide range of measures has been adopted to address the COVID-19 crisis in the agricultural and horticultural sector. In particular, the Commission adopted a set of exceptional measures(2) designed to support the agricultural and horticultural sector, including a six-month derogation from Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union that allows operators in the live plants and flowers sector to adopt self-organisation market measures.

(1)An overview of the Commission’s interventions in the COVID-19 emergency can be found here:
https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response/overview-commissions-response_en
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_468
Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure the free movement of critical workers:
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_545
(2)https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_722
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