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    • Council Meeting · Press releases
    • Agriculture and Fisheries
    Meeting between Fernand Etgen, President of the Council of Ministers for Agriculture of the European Union, and Stéphane Le Foll, French minister of Agriculture

    The current President of the Agriculture Council, the Luxembourg Minister Fernand Etgen, met the French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll in Paris on 30 July 2015 to discuss the difficulties faced by the diary, beef and pork sectors in France and in the majority of European regions.

    • Ministers in the European Parliament · News articles
    • Agriculture and Fisheries
    Fernand Etgen presented the priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency to the AGRI Committee of the European Parliament

    The Minister for Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection, Fernand Etgen, presented the priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency in the field of agriculture to the Committee on "Agriculture and Rural Development" (AGRI) of the European Parliament meeting in Brussels on 16 July 2015.

    • Council Meeting · News articles
    • Agriculture and Fisheries
    Agriculture Council - Presentation of the priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency, reviewing the decision-making process on GMOs and information on the evaluation of the school fruit, vegetables and milk schemes

    Chaired by the Luxembourg Minister for Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection, Fernand Etgen, the meeting of the Agriculture Council of 13 July 2015 in Brussels focused on the Commission's proposal on GMOs, presenting the priorities and the work programmeof the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council for the next six months, the state of play of the evaluation of the school fruit, vegetables and milk schemes, and the impact of the import ban on EU agricultural products imposed by Russia.

    • Other meeting · News articles
    • Agriculture and Fisheries
    CEJA Conference - The Minister of Agriculture Fernand Etgen stresses the need to 'give young people the resources' to facilitate the development of European agriculture

    On 2 July 2015, under the auspices of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Luxembourgish Association of Young Farmers and Winegrowers and the Service Jeunesse de la Centrale Paysanne de Luxembourg (Luxembourg Youth Service of Country Farmers) organised, in collaboration with the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), a conference entitled 'Empowering young farmers – a pillar of Europe 2050' to be held in Ettelbrück (north of Luxembourg). The objective of the conference was to discuss issues relating to the development of young farmers in Europe.

    • Other meeting · News articles
    • Agriculture and Fisheries
    CEJA Conference - Political actors and representatives of the agricultural sector exchanged views on the future of the CAP and the risks and opportunities involved with the globalisation of agriculture

    Following the opening speech of the CEJA Conference of 2 July 2015 in Ettelbrück, entitled 'Empowering young farmers – a pillar of Europe 2050', a first discussion panel addressed the risks and opportunities involved with the globalisation of the agricultural sector. A second panel then focused on perspectives for the Common Agricultural Policy for 2030 and 2050.

  • Updated 15-07-2015