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Agenda of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 20 March 2023

20 March

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Estimated schedule

20 March 2023
  • 10:10 Public session
  • 15:10 Public session
  • TBC Press conference


Ministers will exchange views on the Commission’s new package of measures to increase the sustainability and resilience of the EU’s fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Fisheries, aquaculture and marine ecosystems: transition to clean energy and ecosystem protection for more sustainability and resilience (Commission press release, 21 February 2023)


Market situation

Based on information from the Commission and the member states, ministers will exchange views on the current market situation, particularly in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

How is the EU responding to the war’s market impact? (background information)

Impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the markets: EU response (background information)

Food security and affordability (background information)

Trade-related agricultural issues

The Council will discuss the current situation of international agricultural markets. The discussion will focus on relations with key trading partners, ongoing trade negotiations and challenges including Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Nature restoration law: farming and forestry aspects

The presidency will provide information on the implications of the proposed nature restoration law for farming and forestry in the EU.

A new deal for pollinators

The Commission will provide information to ministers about its recently published communication on protecting pollinator species.

Revision of the EU Pollinators Initiative: A new deal for pollinators

Pigmeat Reflection Group Report

The Commission will inform ministers about the report produced by the European Pigmeat Reflection Group.

Report with Recommendations from the European Pigmeat Reflection Group

The future of the EU-Morocco SFPA protocol

The Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish delegations will present information about the future of the protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement between the EU and Morocco.

EU-Morocco sustainable fisheries partnership agreement

Meeting information

Meeting n°3940


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