Agri-Fisherie Council: a much requested impact assessment

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After a presentation of the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies by Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski and Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, agriculture ministers held an exchange of views on these two strategies of the Green Deal.

As the Council Presidency explained in its information note, “the Commission highlights the relevance of the agricultural and fisheries sectors in contributing towards the objectives of both strategies. It is also clear, however, that the implementation of these strategies will have a deep impact on the European agriculture and fisheries, and specifically on their environmental and economic sustainability”.

In particular, ministers exchanged views:

  • on the main challenges and opportunities in achieving the strategies’ targets (question1);
  • on the additional measures suggested by the Commission to make the implementation of the future CAP more efficient in order to help achieve the ambition of the Green Deal (question2);
  • on whether the new proposal for the EU budget 2021 – 2027, including the new European recovery instrument(‘Next Generation EU’), is adequately designed to fulfil the ambition of the Farm to fork and the Biodiversity strategies (question 3).


full note available on FE Members’ area