Measures&impacts related to the Covid-19 crisis: EU must do more
At the urging of the European Parliament and the Ministers of the Member States, the European Commission announced on 22 April a package of exceptional measures to intervene on the markets, in addition to the technical and administrative measures adopted.
While the delegated acts for the application of these measures are being drawn up, the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament, echoing the agricultural sectors most severely affected by the crisis, points out the inadequacy of the flexibilities granted and the 76 million euros released, and urges the European Commission to trigger the crisis reserve.
The ‘farm to fork’ and ‘biodiversity’ strategies are due to be presented on 20 May. But a postponement to 29 May appears to be on the horizon, while the proposal for a revised annual Pluri Financial Framework has been postponed to 13 May.
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