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Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18/03/2019, agenda highlights and doorstep by Petre Daea, Romanian Minister of Agriculture

Agenda highlights

Future of the CAP post 2020

The Council will discuss the post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package. Ministers will exchange views on the three legislative proposals:

  • a regulation on the CAP strategic plans
  • a regulation on the single common market organisation (CMO)
  • a horizontal regulation on the financing, managing and monitoring of the CAP


The Council will hold an exchange of views on the updated bioeconomy strategy which aims to accelerate the deployment of a sustainable European bioeconomy so as to maximise its contribution towards the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Any other business

Ministers will be informed about a variety of issues including:

  • coupled support (support scheme to help certain sectors undergoing difficulties)
  • decision by European Patent Office regarding the possibility to patent the results of classical plant breeding
  • the situation in the meat sector
  • small scale fisheries in the context of the new EMFF
  • outcome of the Congress “CAP Strategic Plans – Exploring Eco-Climate Schemes” (Leeuwarden, 6-8 February 2019)
  • outcome of the workshops organised by the Commission’s Task Force on Water and Agriculture (Sorø, 27 November 2018 and Bucharest, 5-6 February 2019)

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