All times are approximate and subject to change
Jože Podgoršek, Slovenian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Arrivals (live streaming)
Beginning of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council
Adoption of the agenda
Approval of non-legislative list A items
Approval of legislative list A items (+/- 10.10 public session)
Work programme of the Presidency (+/- 10.15 public session)
Conclusions on the Commission Communication on the organic action plan (+/- 10.35 public session)
Trade-related agricultural issues
Any other business
a)Situation in the livestock sector with regard to the cost of feed
b)Joint proposal on supporting the health conditions of bee colonies through the national apiculture programmes
c)Recent wildfire that caused serious damage to the environment and the agricultural sector
d)Significant reduction in the fruiting of olive trees due to extreme weather conditions
Informal lunch with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
+/- 15.55 press conference in live streaming.
Any other business (+/- 16.40 public session)
e)Communication on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) "End the Cage Age"
f)Improving animal welfare for turkey husbandry in line with the Farm to Fork strategy
g)Prohibition of the systematic killing of male chicks in the laying hens sector
At the end of the meeting (+/- 18.50) press conference in live streaming.
Arrangements for the press conferences
In light of the gradual relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium, a limited number of journalists will be allowed to attend physically the Agriculture and Fisheries Council. More info here.
Press conferences will remain accessible also in video conference. In order to participate and ask questions, EU accredited journalists should register using this link.
Those who already registered for previous press briefings or press conferences of Agriculture and Fisheries Council do not need to do it again.
-Deadline for registration: Monday, 19 July 2021, 14.45
Further instructions will be sent to all registered participants shortly after the deadline.