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    Crisis in the dairy sector – Fernand Etgen calls for

    On 1 September 2015, Fernand Etgen, the Luxembourg Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protections, who is currently chairing the EU's Agriculture Council, held a press conference following a meeting with dairy producers, farmers' unions and Luxembourg dairies. "We agree on the fact that several agricultural sectors are experiencing major difficulties", declared the Minister, in reference to the milk and pig-meat sectors. In order to tackle this crisis, the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union has called an extraordinary meeting of the Agriculture Council which will be held on 7 September 2015. "A European solution is needed based on strong solidarity between States and between all European producers", explained the Minister.

  • Updated 15-07-2015