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Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Volume 622: debated on Thursday 2 March 2017

The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will take place on 6 March in Brussels. I will represent the United Kingdom.

As the provisional agenda currently stands, the primary focus of the Council will be an exchange of views on a regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for small pelagic species in the Adriatic sea.

There will also be an exchange of views on the future of the common agricultural policy post-2020.

There are currently five items scheduled under “any other business”:

Our Ocean conference —An Ocean for Life (Malta, 5 and 6 October 2017) (tabled by the Commission).

G20 Agriculture Ministers’ conference (Berlin, 22 January 2017) (tabled by the German delegation).

European Solidarity Corps (tabled by the Commission).

Dual quality foodstuffs (tabled by the Slovakian delegation).

Update on the animal welfare platform (tabled by the Commission).

Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union and all the rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force. The outcome of these negotiations will determine the future shape of a new UK-EU partnership.