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6 October 2016
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Notice: Agriculture and Fisheries Council to discuss fishing opportunities in Baltic

The Council meeting will take place in Luxembourg on Monday 10 October 2016 only, starting at 10.00. It will address both agricultural and fisheries matters and be chaired by Ms Gabriela Matečná, minister for agriculture and rural development of Slovakia.

The meeting will kick-off with a preliminary exchange of views on the Commission proposal fixing the 2017 fishing opportunities in the Baltic sea with the aim to reach a political agreement in the evening.

Ministers will hold an exchange of views on the EU-Norway annual consultations for 2017 and the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), which will take place on 14-21 November 2016 in Portugal.

The Commission will present its so-called Omnibus regulation proposal, notably as far as its agricultural elements are concerned followed by an exchange of views.

Ministers will debate various any other business items, including:

  • on the market situation, the sugar and pigmeat sectors requested by the Presidency,

  • on  the greening of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) requested by a number of delegations,

  • on animal welfare and international financial institutions requested by Austria.

  • on the legislative follow-up to the Court of Justice judgement in Case C-113/14 regarding reference prices requested by the Commission;

  • on the ministerial conference “The consumers have the right to be informed” requested by Slovenia

For detailed information, see in the background note

Two press conferences will be held at around 17.30 with Commissioner Hogan and at around 19.45 with Commissioner Vella.

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