Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 2976th meeting: extracts from the press conference by Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish Minister for Agriculture and President in office of the Council
2976th Council meeting
On 20 November 2009, Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish Minister for Agriculture, chaired the 2976th meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels.
During the Council, the EU Ministers adopted measures intended to improve the situation on the dairy market by approving the payment of 280 million euro that could be used as a temporary extra measure for the milk sector in 2010. The Council also adopted a decision authorising Poland to grant state aids for the purchase of agricultural land, but was not able to reach an agreement on genetically modified maize MIR 604. In the area of fisheries, the Council was unable to reach a political agreement on the conservation of fisheries resources through technical measures.
After the meeting, Eskil Erlandsson held a press conference. SHOTLISTLINKLINKLINK