Czech Presidency of the Council is approaching, new priorities

The Czech Republic has published its programme for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, involving the new program of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council.
Among the continuation of the previous years' progression on food security, sustainability in agriculture, especially in the field of livestock farming, fisheries, food systems, forest management, agricultural and food supply and biodiversity conservation, the program highlights the importance of the Regulation on the sustainable use of pesticides, and the implementation of the New EU Forest Strategy 2030 in order to balance the social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable forest management and the respect for principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, also referring to the EU Deforestation Law.

The ENDR newsletter provides explanation on the topic: ‘CZ PRES’ priorities concerning CAP include the draft Regulation on the sustainable use of pesticides and harmonisation of rules for the new labelling of nutritional information on the front of food packaging. Other work is expected to involve revision of the rules for the Geographical Indications (GIs) for agricultural products, among other CAP priorities.
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Dr. Sara Burbi - Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience - Coventry University, Ryton Gardens Campus, CV8 LG, UK
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