Ag Ministers Discuss Product Quality Schemes

by 5m Editor
15 April 2011, at 11:04pm

EU - At the 3084th meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg yesterday, 14 April, Ministers had broad-ranging discussions on subjects as diverse as Common Fisheries Policy reform, raw material price volatility and agricultural product quality schemes.

Concerning fisheries, ministers had an exchange of views on the review of fishing effort management in western waters.

As regards agriculture, a proposal for renewing the inclusion of carbendazim, a plant fungicide, as an active substance was presented to the Council for adoption. No qualified majority was reached either for or against the renewal.

The Council also had an exchange of views on agricultural product quality schemes.

Finally, the Council took note of requests on freshwater aquaculture and inland fishery within the CFP reform, price volatility of agricultural raw materials, the state of play of negotiations with Mercosur and the impact of CAP changes on developing countries.

During lunch, ministers had a discussion on the role of innovation in revitalising the traditional way of life in rural areas.

Further Reading

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