Agriculture and Fisheries Council
Agriculture, fisheries and food
Council of the EU
The Council will aim to settle the outstanding issues regarding a draft regulation on a new European maritime and fisheries fund (EMFF).
The intention is to agree on an overall general approach, complementing the partial general approach reached on this proposal last October.
The general objective of the draft regulation, which will replace the existing European fisheries fund, is to support the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and to further develop the EU's integrated maritime policy by financing some of the priorities identified. The EMFF proposal has to be seen in the context of the new multi-annual financial framework for the years 2014 to 2020 and is part of the CFP reform package, which will lay down the legislative framework for this policy area for the same period.
The Council will also hold an exchange of views on a consultation document in which the Commission sets out its ideas on how fishing opportunities , in terms of total allowable catches and efforts levels, should be fixed for 2014.
The Council will follow up on the agreement reached with the European Parliament on 26 June on the reform of the common agricultural policy.
Moreover, ministers will be briefed by the Commission on the issue of mislabelling of beef products.
Finally, the Lithuanian presidency will present its work programme in the field of agriculture and fisheries for the next six months.
A presidency briefing, agenda and background note will be published on the Council website closer to the date of the meeting.