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

Russia hints at partial lifting of its ban on EU food imports for some products. Some Member States pushing separately for bilateral deals. Poland and Baltic countries insist on a common EU solution.

  • Dairy and pigmeat sectors high on the agenda at the Farm Council meeting on 26 January
  • Simplifying the new Common Agricultural Policy
  • Organic reform plans: Farm Minister are expected to come up with a common position at the Council meeting on May 11
  • Featuring statements by Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development and Jānis Dūklavs, Latvia’s Agriculture Minister.