Agriculture and Rural Development


The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development mainly deals with the Common Agricultural Policy but also processes legislation on forestry, on veterinary and plant-health matters, animal feeding stuffs provided such measures are not intended to protect against risks to human health, and on animal husbandry and welfare.


Olive oil
Press Release
15.03.2018 - 09:49

Spanish olives under US attack

In January, the US Department of Commerce imposed an unjustified anti-dumping customs duty on Spanish olives of more than 17.13 %, following a countervailing duty established in November 2017 of 4.47...
A bee on a flower
Press Release
01.03.2018 - 09:57

Safeguarding European honey production

Determined measures are needed to safeguard European honey production, according to EPP Group MEP Norbert Erdős whose Report on the prospects and challenges of European apiculture is voted today in...
Young plant
Press Release
11.12.2017 - 17:54

Omnibus: green light for simplification of CAP reform

New rules for a simpler and fairer EU farming policy which will strengthen farmers’ position in a fairer supply chain have been endorsed by the European Parliament. "Due to a series of...
Two kids with shovel in the field
Press Release
29.11.2017 - 17:55

The pillars of CAP must stand firm

“Maintaining the two-pillar structure is essential for the CAP”, said Albert Deß MEP, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on ‘The...
Young plant
Press Release
22.11.2017 - 10:10

Omnibus: much-needed adjustments to EU farming policy

The much-needed adjustments of the mid-term reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) through the so-called Omnibus Regulation are on their way: "We have made a necessary breakthrough to...
Young agricultural worker posing in a cowshed
Press Release
19.10.2017 - 16:36

EPP Group supports young farmers

The 4th edition of the European Congress of Young Farmers took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 18 and 19, in the context of a joint initiative by the Portuguese EPP Group MEP...


Past Events

Future of the European milk sector
27.01.2016 - 14:30

Hearing: The future of the European milk sector

Anti-microbial resistance
22.04.2015 - 14:30

Anti-microbial resistance – urgent need to act in human and veterinary medicine

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Farmer and businessman examining plant in field
05.09.2012 - 15:00

EPP Group Hearing on 'Towards a simpler, more effective and more efficient CAP'

chaired by Albert Dess MEP, EPP Group Coordinator in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament
08.03.2012 - 09:00

EPP Group Bureau Meeting in Palma de Mallorca