Brussels Briefing on Agriculture – April 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, agriculture journalists Rose O’Donovan and Ed Bray outline some of the main sticking points that are expected to arise over the coming weeks during the trilogue negotiations on CAP reform & provide an overview on the so-called ‘General Approach’ that was hammered out by Agriculture Ministers at the Council meeting in Brussels on March 19.

Topics include:

Trilogue negotiations to kick start on April 11
Direct payments
Rural Development
Market management  measures
Commission proposal on partial ban on pesticides

Featuring statements by: Farm Commissioner Dacian Ciolo?, Irish Farm Minister and the current Council Chair Simon Coveney.

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