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:
At the last Farm Council, which took place on March 16:
Highly anticipated is the Commission’s review of legislation on the GMO approval and import procedure due at the end of April with a possible renationalisation of the decision-making process.
Key dates for the coming weeks: an Agriculture Committee meeting in the European Parliament on March 23 & 24 featuring discussions with Commissioners Phil Hogan and Vytenis Andriukaitis, the Forum for the Future of Agriculture on March 31 and a meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on April 20 in Luxembourg.
Featuring statement by European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis.