On Tuesday 5 April 2022, the EPP Group Outreach Directorate organised an event on the "EU and Global Food Security in the Aftermath of the Invasion of Ukraine". The event belongs to the series of meetings with the EPP Members of National Parliaments, the European Parliament and of the Committee of the Regions.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine risks having serious consequences for global food security, both within the EU and in neighbouring vulnerable countries. The rise in food prices and input costs, such as energy and fertiliser, demands that the EU takes action urgently to support farmers and consumers. As a net exporter and top agri-food producer, we have a responsibility to act to strengthen global food security.
This event offered us a timely opportunity to share, with members of National Parliaments and members of the Committee of the Regions, the steps we are taking at a European level to ensure Europe’s food supply and to have a frank exchange of views and share ideas as to how to contribute to the EU’s response in this time of crisis. The EPP has always recognised the importance of the agri-food sector for Europe’s competitiveness and social cohesion and we need to demonstrate our solidarity across Europe in this moment.