Agri-Fisherie Council: National Strategic Plan’s approval needs further discussions

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Chaired by Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture of Germany, the Council’s meeting focused on discussions on the common agricultural policy reform package, in the view of adopting its general approach in October 2020. Ministers discussed three elements of the future CAP: green architecture, direct payments to farmers and the new delivery model. The discussion was based on a background paper prepared by the presidency (10729/20).

In the afternoon session, the European Commission presented the latest developments in trade related agricultural issues and Ministers exchanged views on current and upcoming free trade agreements negotiations.

During the meeting, 15 delegations stressed the need for a protein plan in European agriculture. The Spanish delegation called for maintaining the current level of budget for the programme dedicated to the outermost regions in the next MFF. Issues related to nutrition front of pack labelling were raised by the Czech and Italian delegations and supported by several others.

All the outcomes of this Council meeting here:

full note available on FE Members’ Area