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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.
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.
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.