CAP greening and new supports on agenda for Council

A new package of supports and a first year review  of CAP greening are two of the key items on the agenda for the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting  on Monday 18th July in Brussels.

Gabriela Matečná, Slovak Republic Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, at OECD meeting April 2016. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

This event will be chaired by Gabriela Matečná, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Slovakia (pictured). Slovakia currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Council is due to discuss and endorse a package of support measures to be unveiled by Commissioner Hogan at the meeting.  This will follow a presentation by the Commission to the Council of Ministers on the market situation for dairy, pigmeat and fruit and vegetables sectors. It is thus likely that these are the areas to benefit form the supports announced.

The Commission will also update the Council on the first year of implementation of greening measures in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This will include an outlining of the results of a public consultation exercise. Ministers will have an exchange of views on related simplification proposals.


All ARC2020 articles on CAP, greening and simplification.

Council meeting 12th July provides an overview of the Commission’s position.

You can watch the meeting live from 11AM CET here.

New IFOAM-EU publication on CAP reform and public goods