Agriculture and Fisheries Council: arrivals and round table

Type: News   Reference: I-055061   Duration: 10:41:01  Lieu:
End production: 26/09/2007   First transmission: 26/09/2007
Ministers for Agriculture of the EU met under the Presidency of Jaime Silva, Portuguese Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, to take a decision on the authorisation to place on the market products containing genetically modified maize. They were also expected to reach an agreement on the possibility of introducing new aids to incentivate the reform of the sugar sector, as the European Commission has not reach the goals fixed in 2005. On relation with the reform of the wine market, Ministers were expected to answer two questions of the Portuguese presidency: one on the ban from adding sugar to wine (chaptalisation), and another on the lift of the restrictions on planting after 2013 to allow competitive producers to expand their production. Finally they were expected to decide about the abolition of the compulsory EU set-aside rate for arable crops for the 2008/09 market year. The proposal is aimed at reducing the current tension on the cereal market, which is characterised by tight supply and historically high prices.

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10:37:45 Title 00:00:03
10:37:49 Exterior view of the Council building 00:00:07
10:37:56 Arrival of Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė, Lithuanian Minister for Agriculture 00:00:06
10:38:02 Arrival of Mary Coughlan, Irish Minister for Agriculture and Food 00:00:07
10:38:09 Arrival of Gerda Verburg, Dutch Minister for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality 00:00:05
10:38:14 Arrival of Michel Barnier, French Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries 00:00:18
10:38:32 Arrival of Elena Espinosa Mangana, Spanish Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:38:46 Cutaway (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:38:58 Markos Kyprianou, Member of the EC in charge of Health (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:39:10 General view of the meeting room 00:00:04
10:39:14 Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė 00:00:07
10:39:21 Elena Espinosa Mangana 00:00:07
10:39:28 Helir-Valdor Seeder, Estonian Minister for Agriculture (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:39:39 Decebal Traian Remeş, Romanian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development 00:00:11
10:39:50 Jaime Silva, Portuguese Minister for Agriculture, Rural Develpment and Fisheries and President in office of the Council (3 shots) 00:00:22
10:40:12 Sirkka-Liisa Anttila, Finnish Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, and Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish Minister for Agriculture 00:00:06
10:40:18 Michel Barnier 00:00:07
10:40:25 General view of the meeting room 00:00:07
10:40:32 Michel Barnier and Jaime Silva (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:40:46 Eskil Erlandsson 00:00:08
10:40:54 Cutaway 00:00:07
10:41:01 Jaime Silva 00:00:12
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