Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 21 February 2022 discussing on sustainable foods systems

23 FEBRUARY 2022

EU Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers gathered in Brussels on 21.02.2022 for the second Council meeting under the French Presidency. The target of the meeting was to exchange of views on ways to strengthen coherence between the European Green Deal and the CAPi in order to support the transition to sustainable foods systems. Sustainability will be featured more prominently when it comes to setting food safety standards for international trade. Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) role in facilitating the transition to sustainable food systems was highlighted. Ministers also discussed on the drought conditions in Portugal and Spain.

There was also informal discussion on the future of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), a policy debate on the proposed regulation on deforestation-free imports, reporting on phytosanitary measures on imports & on the extension of the use of plant passports into the EU.

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