Parliament’s response to the Commission’s Green Deal-related Farm to Fork strategy will be debated by MEPs from the Agriculture and Environment committees on Monday.
The debate will kick off with presentation of the draft report prepared by Parliament’s co-rapporteurs Herbert Dorfmann (EPP, IT) and Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, NL). MEPs from all political groups and both committees will then debate the presented text and propose amendments.
WHEN: Monday, 25 January, at around 17.00 CET
WHERE: European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak building, room 3C050, Brussels (remotely)
Members of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will be able to participate and intervene remotely.
The Green Deal-related Farm to Fork and new Biodiversity strategies were revealed by the EU Commission on 20 May 2020. Both strategies are supposed to work in tandem and are closely linked to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which is currently being reformed.
In his first reaction, the Agriculture Committee Chair said that the strategy must build on the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis and give farmers the support they need to guarantee food security all across the EU. The Environment Committee Chair for his part insisted that farming-related commitments in the Farm to Fork and EU 2030 biodiversity strategies must be implemented, including through the CAP reform.
The Farm to Fork strategy recognises the links between healthy people, healthy societies and a healthy planet and aims to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, fairer and more resilient food systems.
Information to the media
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Parliament is reducing the need for physical meetings on its premises, without compromising its role of democratic scrutiny and its ability to approve the necessary legislative measures to combat the virus and support the public, consumers, businesses and emergency services.
The meeting will take place remotely. It will be web-streamed and can be followed by the media without requiring their physical presence on EP premises.