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 Androulla Vassiliou
The 2917th session of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council was held in Brussels on 18 and 19 December 2008.
The Council reached political agreement on fishing opportunities for 2009 (TACs et quotas), rejected a proposal on the decontamination of poultry carcases, and adopted conclusions on the safety of agricultural and agri-food products imported into the Community, and a scheme for the distribution of fruits in schools.
Following the first day of discussions, Michel Barnier, French Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, and President in office of the Council, and Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Health, held a joint press conference to present these developments. SHOTLIST