The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will take place on 16 November in Brussels. I will be representing the UK.
As the provisional agenda stands, there are two main items; the simplification of the common agricultural policy and international agricultural trade issues including market conditions and support measures.
There are currently four confirmed Any Other Business items:
Information from the presidency on regulations regarding the aid scheme for the supply of fruit and vegetables, bananas and milk in educational establishments;
information from the presidency on amending regulations determining measures on certain fixing aids and refunds related to the common organisation of the markets in agricultural products;
information from the Czech Republic on the results of the meeting of directors-general on hunting and game management in the 28 member states (requested by the Czech Republic);
the future of the sugar sector in the EU (requested by Italy);
a discussion on the sanitary embargo by the Russian Federation on pork products (requested by Belgium).