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Brussels Briefing on Agriculture – All you need to know for October 2014

October 8, 2014 - Food & Agriculture

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, AGRA FACTS  journalists Rose O’Donovan & Ed Bray provide an update on the latest developments in the European Union’s farm policy:

  • Russia‘s ban on EU food imports: the European Commission approved an aid package for fruit and vegetable producers worth €165 million 
  • Commissioner-designate for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan’s hearing before the European Parliament on 2 October
  • Performance of Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner-designate for Health and Food Safety, at his hearing at the Parliament on 30 September
  • Informal Farm Council in Milan: Russian ban on EU food imports tops the agenda (28 – 30 September)
  • Farm Council on 13 & 14 October: all eyes on possible measures aimed at the dairy sector in the countries worst affected by the Russian embargo
  • Dacian Cioloş – the current Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development – is about to end his term

Featuring statements by Phil Hogan, Commissioner-designate for Agriculture & Rural Development, and Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner-designate for Health and Food Safety.

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