Agriculture and Fisheries Council: extracts from the Press conference of Iztok Jarc, Slovenian Minister for Agriculture, Forests and Food, and Mariann Fischer Boel
Following the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Iztok Jarc, Slovenian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food, and Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave a press conference.
There was an unanimous agreement to change and simplify the regulation. This cross-compliance proposal had all the ingredients to actually split Member States and so they were very happy to see it was possible to find a solution because farmers had expected this agreement.
Ministers also started the debate on the Health Check of Common Agricultural Policy reform. Mariann Fischer Boel indicated that this was a first discussion at the Council. She hopes that an agreement can be reached in November this year. SHOTLIST