14 Jul 2017
AGENDA AGRICULTURE-FISHERIES COUNCIL 17-18 JULYBrussels Daily
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will take place in Brussels over two days, starting with a presentation of the Estonian Presidency’s Work Programme.
The Commission will then present to the Council its communication on the state of play of the Common Fisheries Policy and consultation on fishing opportunities for 2018. The communication sets out the principles to be followed by the Commission in formulating its proposal for fishing opportunities for 2018, due for this autumn.
Furthermore the Council will take stock of the outcome of the final trilogue on organic farming.
- Organic farming (background information)
- Green light to new European rules on organic farming (press release, 28/06/2017)
The Council will also hold an exchange of views on the state of implementation of the May 2015 Council conclusions on simplification and on the results of the conference on the public consultation on modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy.
The Commission will then inform ministers on trade-related agricultural issues and discuss the issue of wine grape varieties and their synonyms that may appear on wine labels.
Under any other business Ministers will also be informed about, among others:
- the One Health action plan against antimicrobial resistance
- African swine fever – African Swine Fever
- origin labelling – mandatory labelling of the country of origin on the internal market – Information from the Belgian delegation
- dual quality of foodstuffs – information note submitted by the Slovak delegation Meeting on Dual Quality of Foodstuff
- drought in Portugal