Common organisation of the markets in agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation): - extracts from the report by Michel DANTIN (EPP, FR) EP Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Type: News   Reference: 86765   Duration: 00:04:30  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 18/09/2012   First transmission: 18/09/2012
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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the EP, Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 General views meeting room (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:00:18 SOUNDBITE (French) Michel DANTIN (EPP, FR) : "Concerning the producers powers, do we want that if they are united in corporation or any other type of conglomerate they will have real capacities to negotiate with their clients, and especially their final clients the big distribution chain ? Seems that our committee is quite hostile to this approach. Do we need to find some kind of compromise path, or what do we want to do? 00:00:32
00:00:50 SOUNDBITE ( Spanish) I GARCIA PEREZ shadow (S&D, ES) rapporteur "Its important for us to set up a working method as we have talked about to make it possible , to have some flexibility vis-a-vis de decision taking in the different areas, I didn't intent to rehears the amendments proposed, not even briefly. In some cases come compromises amendments will have to be drown up, but in some cases compromises are not possible because we have to take decision on certain thinks, such as the extension of the plaiting rights: yes or no; Once that decision is taken, there will be a whole set of amendments that will fall and that will have to see how we can work in the other amendments. The same thing for the extension of the sugar quota, or the support or no of the food aid programme. 00:00:58
00:01:48 SOUNDBITE ( German) Britta. REIMERS (ALDE, DE) We've got a huge spectrum of ideas here, now we have to deal with them . We have to remember that what we will have to vote at he end of the day will require a lot of meetings among assistants and rapporteurs , in quite a short time. What we need to insure this that we will have an overall concept at the end f the day . if we try to mix up too many differed ideas , there we might find that we come up with something that simply doesn't feet in with the existing legislation and rules. We can't forget that we need to deal with trade regulations in the EU in general. We have to remember the resulting text must be politically and legally acceptable. 00:00:45
00:02:33 SOUNDBITE (French) Jose BOVE ( Greens / FR) The question of strengthening agricultural producer organisation , I think we have to take that to the brink. We've talked about that earlier, with milk, now we are talking within the sugar. What we can see is this acknowledgement of the producers organisations and associations, that should cover all products and sectors in a single CMO. I think this is indispensable. So the formula we wish to have is "the dominant position and use which must be controlled rather than the producer eventual dominant position within the negotiations". 00:00:36
00:03:09 SOUNDBITE (French) Jose BOVE ( Greens / FR) "I think we should recall the purpose of the reform: Farmers need to be able to get income from the sells of their products in the market , and we should cover the costs of their productions. I think that to fulfil this objective no contract will be efficient if there is no compulsory clause, allowing a minima , the coverage of the costs and a renegotiation clause. We should be able to negotiate indicative prices , without being accused of destroying competition. That is at the hard of the CMO reform, and I think that fundamental. If we get to the agreement we need to get out of this competition low witch ham up the agriculture." 00:01:18
00:04:27 END 00:00:03
00:04:30 Cutaways (6 shots) 00:00:00
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