Agriculture and Fisheries Council: Extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps

Type: News   Reference: i-078062   Duration: 00:04:51  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council / Justus Lipsius
End production: 13/05/2013   First transmission: 13/05/2013
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meets on Monday, the 13th of May and on Tuesday, the 14th of May. As regards agriculture, ministers will be briefed in public on the state of play of the trilogues on the reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP). Concerning fisheries issues, the Council will hold a public debate on the outcome of the trilogues on the reform of the common fisheries policy (CFP). Ministers will in particular debate on a possible adjustment of the negotiating mandate to finalise the discussions with the other EU institutions on the basic regulation of the CFP. Finally, the ministers will be briefed on the orth East Atlantic mackerel stock, and a global summit on oceans.

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00:00:05 SOUNDBITE by Simon Coveney, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food (In English) saying that: As you know we are discussing today in the morning on the Common Agriculture Policy, we'll be talking specifically about provisions for young farmers, for small farmers, I think is important to ensure that the support that we are proposing to give to the CAP goes to the right people, so I think that we'll have an orientation discussion if you like to inform on our negotiating approach with the Parliament and the Commission as the trilogue progress. Then, in the afternoon, there's a real focus on fish and the CFP reform, we really are hoping on the next two days to finalise the Council position for a mandate, I need to know what our final position is in those negotiations, we only have two Council meetings left in the Irish presidency today and tomorrow and then again in June and in June we'll try to finalise the CAP, so we have very serious work to do on the next two days, to finalise the Council specifically position as regards its negotiation with the Parliament and the Commission and I hope that the colleagues will work with me on that so then we can bring the CFP reform to a final decision very soon. 00:01:31
00:01:36 Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish Minister for Agriculture 00:00:09
00:01:45 Athanasios Tsaftaris, Greek Minister for Rural Development and Food 00:00:06
00:01:51 Owen Paterson, UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 00:00:04
00:01:55 Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Minister for Agriculture 00:00:06
00:02:01 Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, Slovakian State Secretary at Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 00:00:10
00:02:11 Dejan Židan, Slovenian Minister of Agriculture and the Environment 00:00:06
00:02:17 Nicos Kouyialis, Cyprus Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment 00:00:05
00:02:22 Stéphane Le Foll, French Minister of Food and Agriculture 00:00:08
00:02:30 Tihomir Jakoovina, Croatian Minister of Agriculture (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:02:38 SOUNDBITE by Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development (In French) saying that: We've a good progress in the trilogue, I think that now we should give clear sign about our will to progress, even if I'm conscious that the final decision will be taken at the end of June. In the context of the trilogue, the position of the Parliament and the Commission has been very clear about the subject proposed by the Presidency for today's discussions, the young farmers, the active farmer, the small production, so we want to support a common approach and I think that we have all the elements to allow that the Council moves forward. We've considered all technical questions about the implementation of the measures, so I think that the Council can move forward. I hope that the Ministers will give a sign today. 00:01:08
00:03:46 Romain Schneider, Luxembourgish Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development 00:00:07
00:03:53 SOUNDBITE by Miguel Arias Canete, Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment (In Spanish) saying that: What the Popular Party government has done from the beginning in relation to the reform of the CAP is to reject the same Single Farm Payment per hectare for all farmers in the area. It is true that we want an application of the CAP at national level, and I am going to propose it in the sectoral conference in July. Therefore, those who understand that the government wants the flat rate are wrong. The documents we have distributed documents support our position. At this point, our intention is to avoid internal convergence that is what Commissioner Ciolos intend. That has been the effort of the Government. This is reflected in the agreement of the Council of Ministers of the European Union, is reflected in the amendments that the government has sent to the European Parliament. Thus anyone who says that the Spanish government wants a Single Farm Payment, it lies radically. 00:00:43
00:04:36 Mette Gjerskov, Dansih Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries 00:00:07
00:04:43 Sabine Laruelle, Belgian Minister for SMEs, the Self-Employed, Agriculture and Science Policy 00:00:08
00:04:51 End 00:00:00
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