Agriculture and Fisheries Council
18/03/2013 - 19/03/2013
Justus Lipsius building, Brussels, Belgium
Agriculture, fisheries and food
Council of the EU
The Council meeting will be devoted mostly to agricultural issues.
Ministers will try to agree a general approach on the reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP). A general approach is a political agreement reached within the Council on legislative proposals before the European Parliament has determined its own position on the issue. Once the Parliament's position is established, the Council and the Parliament will begin negotiations in order to find an agreement in co-decision on the CAP reform.
A presidency briefing, agenda and background note will be published on the Council website closer to the date of the meeting.