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 Joe Borg
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 EU Fisheries Ministers reached a political agreement for an emergency aid package worth up to two billion Euros to help fishermen cope with soaring fuel prices. They also reached an agreement for a revised Fisheries Protocol with Mauritania. SHOTLIST