CAP post-2020 - the future of food and farming: interparliamentary committee meeting

AGRI
Meeting room József Antall (JAN) 4Q2, European Parliament, Brussels (BE)
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The European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) organised a meeting with national Parliaments dedicated to an exchange of views on the Communication of the European Commission on the 'Future of Food and Farming' adopted in November 2017, which is to be followed by legislative proposals on CAP reform expected at the end of May. At stake is the future shape of the Common Agriculture Policy.

Czesław SIEKIERSKI, AGRI Chair opened the meeting together with Agricultural Commissioner Phil HOGAN and Bulgarian Agricultural Minister Rumen PORODZANOV from the EU Presidency. They were followed by interventions of guest speakers from the future Austrian EU Presidency, the French Senate, the European Commission and the Irish Houses of the Oireachtas.

National Parliaments had the opportunity to express their views in regard to the future of the CAP with the members of AGRI on the main elements of the new agricultural policy with a special focus on implementation challenges at national level. The ICM will be part of the monthly ordinary meeting of AGRI and is organised with the support of the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments.