Media advisory - Agriculture and Fisheries Council of 19 July 2021

Met dank overgenomen van Raad van de Europese Unie (Raad) i, gepubliceerd op maandag 19 juli 2021.

Indicative programme

All times are approximate and subject to change


Jože Podgoršek, Slovenian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

from 08.30

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.

Videos and photos from the event

Naar de bladzijde "Vergaderingen"