The Agriculture and Fisheries Council takes place in Luxembourg on 15 April.
As the provisional agenda stands, the primary focus for agriculture will be on the post-2020 common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package. Ministers will exchange views on the green architecture elements in the regulation on CAP strategic plans.
Council will also exchange views on the agricultural aspects of the Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy, the market situation, and the taskforce in rural Africa, an expert group set up by the European Commission.
There are currently four items scheduled for discussion under “any other business”:
information from the presidency on research and agriculture.
information from the Commission on the declaration on smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas.
information from the Slovakian delegation on the renewable energy directive post-2020.
information from the Netherlands delegation on the EU Action against deforestation and forest degradation.