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The Council reached a political agreement on the fishing opportunities for deep sea stocks for 2017 and 2018. Ministers were briefed by the Commission on the results of the work of the agricultural markets task force and its final recommendations.
The global ocean economy is estimated at €1.3 trillion. Climate change, poverty and food security are some of the global challenges that can be effectively addressed, if oceans are better protected and sustainably managed.
The Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin aims to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production.
The Council reached a political agreement on the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2017. Ministers also exchanged views on the annual consultations between the EU and Norway in the framework of their bilateral fisheries agreement.
The Council discussed the relation between agriculture and climate, in light of the outcome of the Paris climate agreement of December 2015.
The money is available under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and divided in calls for proposal focusing on the key areas where the European Union can have the biggest impact: skills, creativity and technology.
The Commission presents first deliverable of Circular Economy Package with new rules on organic and waste-based fertilisers in the EU.
Ministers discussed the current difficulties faced in several agricultural sectors, including the pig meat, dairy and fruit and vegetables sectors. The Council and the Commission agreed to take decisive actions without delay by supplementing the existing anti-crisis aid package to European farmers with a set of additional measures.
Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or foot and mouth disease, informally agreed by MEPs and the EU Council of Ministers in June 2015, were endorsed by Parliament.
The Presidency presented its work programme and priorities in the areas of agriculture and fisheries. The main priority is the future of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
The Council reached agreement on the 2016 fishing opportunities for the stocks in the Atlantic, the North Sea, international fisheries in which EU vessels participate and in the Black Sea.
Today's adoption of Greece's Rural Development Programme (RDP) marks the end of the adoption process for all 118 programmes for the 2014-2020 period.
A draft EU law that would enable any EU member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was rejected by the European Parliament.
Ministers reached a political agreement on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea which fixed for 2016 the maximum quantities of fish which can be caught for the commercially most important stocks in the Baltic Sea.
Parliament beefed up the Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday.
During the exchange of views which took place in the extraordinary meeting of the Agriculture Council, ministers expressed strong concerns about recent developments in a range of agricultural sectors, in particular the dairy and pigmeat sectors.