In this Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, AGRA FACTS journalists Rose O’Donovan & Ed Bray provide an update on the latest developments in the European Union’s farm policy:
- Russia hints at partial lifting of its ban on EU food imports for some products. Some Member States pushing separately for bilateral deals. Poland and Baltic countries insist on a common EU solution.
- Dairy & pigmeat sectors high on the agenda at the Farm Council meeting on 26 January
- Simplifying the new Common Agricultural Policy
- Organic reform plans: Farm Minister are expected to come up with a common position at the Council meeting on May 11
Featuring statements by Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development and Jānis Dūklavs, Latvia’s Agriculture Minister.