Agriculture and Fisheries Council: arrivals and round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-056466   Duration: 10:19:10  Lieu:
End production: 18/02/2008   First transmission: 18/02/2008
The EU Ministers for Agriculture met on 18 February 2008 to decide about authorizing five genetically modified (GMO) products: four insect-resistant GMO maize types, including three hybrids, and a potato engineered to produce high amounts of starch. However, Member States seem unlikely to reach the required majority, so the decision could come back to the European Commission. Ministers will also talk about the Health Check on the Common Agricultural Policy and the Commission will present a report on the state of play in the Doha negotiations.

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10:16:20 Title 00:00:04
10:16:25 Exterior view of the Council building 00:00:05
10:16:30 Arrival of Fernand Boden, Luxembourgish Minister for Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development 00:00:08
10:16:38 Arrival of Iztok Jarc, Slovenian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food, and President in office of the Council 00:00:11
10:16:49 Iztok Jarc (in ENGLISH) saying that what he would like to underline is that under the A items they have the question on the amending of the fisheries protocol between the EU and Mauritania; this is a major step forward in this respect and he is very glad that they have come to this possibility to conclude the dossier this time 00:00:30
10:17:19 Arrival of Petr Gandalovič, Czech Minister for Agriculture 00:00:10
10:17:29 Arrival of Sabine Laruelle, Belgian Minister for Agriculture 00:00:10
10:17:39 Arrival of Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė, Lithuanian Minister for Agriculture 00:00:12
10:17:51 Michel Barnier, French Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries 00:00:11
10:18:02 Arrival of Dacian Ciolos, Romanian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development 00:00:11
10:18:13 General view (2 shots) 00:00:18
10:18:31 Presidency: Iztok Jarc 00:00:04
10:18:35 Marek Sawicki, Polish Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development 00:00:05
10:18:40 Sabine Laruelle 00:00:08
10:18:48 Gerda Verburg, Dutch Minister for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, talking with Josef Pröll, Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management 00:00:10
10:18:58 General view 00:00:04
10:19:02 Iztok Jarc and Josef Pröll 00:00:08
10:19:10 Presidency (2 shots) 00:00:12
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