Agriculture and Fisheries Council: extracts from the joint press conference by Michel Barnier, French Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and President in office of the Council, and Mariann Fischer Boel
On 15 July 2008, Michel Barnier, French Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, chaired the first Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Ministers failed to agree on allowing imports of genetically modified strains of cotton and soybeans. They also discussed the Health Check for agriculture, the proposal for distributing fruits and vegetables in schools and the WTO negotiations. SHOTLIST