The Commission informs Ministers on the state of play of the action against African swine fever. Czech delegation declaration on combating African Swine Fever (ASF) in the European Union.
The Presidency informs Ministers on the bioeconomy conference “European Bioeconomy Scene 2019” held in Helsinki on 8-10 July 2019.
A summary of the second hearing is now available.
Due to the spread of African Swine Fever in China, EU pork exports should be 20% above last year by the end of 2019. Despite the drought, EU cereal production is expected to recover from last year’s low, increasing by 8% compared to 2018/19. These are among the main findings of the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets, published on 3 October 2019 by the European Commission.
A summary of the hearing is now available.
Update: the answers of the Commissioners-designate to the EP questionnaire are now available
The designated members of the von der Leyen Commission will be heard by the EP committees dealing with their respective portfolios on 30.09-03.10.2019, and 07-08.10.2019. Each hearing is set to last three hours, during which the commissioner-designate will give an opening speech and then answer questions posed by committee members.