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Minister of Rural Affairs attends the meeting of EU ministries of agriculture and fisheries in Luxembourg

3. April 2017 - 14:23
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm.
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm. Photo: Government Office.

Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm attends the meeting of the European Union Agriculture and Fisheries Council held in Luxembourg today, on 3 April.

The Council will discuss the simplification of the common agricultural policy (CAP) of the European Union. More specifically, the object of discussion is the compromise proposal of the Omnibus regulation, whereby the ministers can express an opinion of the regulation.

The Commission report on the implementation of ecological focus areas and the common agricultural policy simplification proposals from the Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish delegations will also be discussed at the Council meeting.

Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm will meet in Luxembourg with Spain’s Minister of Agriculture Isabel García Tejerina.

Tomorrow, Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm will have meetings in Strasbourg with the Vice-Chair of the Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Paolo de Castro, members of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Albert Dessi and Ulrike Müller and the Estonian MEPs Marju Lauristin, Yana Toom and Kaja Kallas. The drafts that will be processed during the Estonian Presidency of the European Union, particularly the future of the CAP, will be discussed.

The Minister of Rural Affairs is accompanied by Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Rural Life Policies Marko Gorban, Deputy Secretary General for Fisheries Policy and Foreign Affairs Olavi Petron and Head of the European Union Affairs Department Madis Pärtel.

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