Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 19-20 October 2020

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Publication Date October 2020
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A meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) was held on 19-20 October 2020. The agenda includes the following items:

  • Adoption of general approach on CAP reform package;
  • Adoption of conclusions on the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy;
  • Agreement on fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks in the Baltic Sea for 2021;
  • Adoption of legislative initiative aimed at postponing the application of organic production and labelling of organic products;
  • Briefing on a number of matters:
    • Visegrad Group declaration on CAP and MFF;
    • Call from several member states to postpone the date of application of the animal health law;
    • Declaration from several member states concerning derogations of hygiene rules for local activities of slaughtering and processing;
    • Declaration from several member states on the need to adopt additional measures in the beef and veal sector as a consequence of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.
Source Link https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/agrifish/2020/10/19-20/
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General Secretariat of the Council: Background Brief of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 19-20 October 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/46335/background-brief-agrifish_oct_final_en.pdf
European Commission: Press Statement by Commissioner Sinkevičius at the end of AGRIFISH Council (20 October 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_1953
European Commission: Introductory remarks by Commissioner Wojciechowski at the AGRIFISH press conference (21 October 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_1965

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