Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Agriculture): extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council / Justus Lipsius
End production: 25/02/2013 First transmission: 25/02/2013
On 25 Febrary, ministers will have a public debate on the direct payments regulation and
the horizontal regulation within the framework of the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform.
Specific issues discussed will include the basic payment scheme and transparency as to the
beneficiaries of CAP payments. Finally the ministers will be briefed on mislabelling of beef products
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival and SOUNDBITE (in English) by Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish Minister for fisheries: Today we will have a decision to make that is most control on the horsemeat. We'll have to examine the results at the beginning of April
||Arrival of Jari Koskine, Finnish Minister for Agriculture and Forestry
||Arrival of Laimdota Straujuma, Latvian Minister for Agriculture
||Arrival of Petr Bendl, Minister of Agriculture of Czech Republic
||SOUNDBITE (in English) by Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food of Ireland: This is an European wide problem, thi is not just a Member States's problem and it is important to emphasis that. That is why we do need European wide agreement and Eurpoean wide controls, we have a Common market, a Commom market has a lot of advantages because it allows countries to sell across a market of a half million people, but with the Common market also comes problems and we need to collectively deal with that, so what we need now is to establish the extent of the problem by having an EU wide DNA testing programme and we need to talk about the future measures that we may have to take to ensure that does not happen again.
||Arrival and SOUNDBITE (in German) by Ilse Aigner, German Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection on horse meat and mislabelling.
||Arrival of Stanisław Kalemba, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland
||Arrival and SOUNDBITE (in German) by Nikolaus Berlakovich, Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management on horse meat and more control and transparency for food products.
||Arrival of Miguel Arias Cañete, Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment