Agriculture and Rural Development

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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.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Press Release
14.06.2017 - 13:06

Greening of CAP: imported protein feed not desired solution

"The European Commission's proposal of prohibiting the use of plant protection products on ecological focus areas is not environmentally-sound", said Albert Deß MEP, the EPP Group...
Farmer and businessman examining plant in field
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 12:24

No more food scandals: better controls to protect consumers

The EPP Group today backed legislation establishing more and better controls and inspections throughout the food chain. The goal is to improve consumer trust in the products they receive and to avoid...

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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

For further information or to register, contact EPP-ENVI-AGRI-HEARING@ep.europa.eu
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
Mar
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08.03.2012 - 09:00

EPP Group Bureau Meeting in Palma de Mallorca