22 Mar, 2023

Agriculture and Fisheries ministers discuss support for trade

On 20 March, ALDE Party and the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament hosted a meeting of liberal and centrist Ministers from across Europe ahead of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the European Union. The meeting was chaired by Morten Løkkegaard MEP and focused heavily on the current market and trade situation for agriculture in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Ministers discussed possible support measures at the European Union level and agreed that the new Fisheries Package and Nature restoration law are priority topics.   

List of participants: 

  • David Clarinval, Minister of Agriculture and SMEs (MR, Belgium)  
  • Jacob Jensen, Minister for Agriculture and fisheries (Venstre, Denmark) 
  • Ann-Mari Kemell, State Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Keskusta, Finland) 
  • Urmas Kruuse, Minister of Rural Affairs (Reformierakond, Estonia) 
  • Charlie McConalogue, Minister of Agriculture and the Marine (Fianna Fáil, Ireland) 
  • Irena Šinko, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Gibanje (Svoboda!, Slovenia) 
  • Morten Løkkegaard MEP, Vice-President of Renew Europe Group (Venstre, Denmark)  
  • Izaskun Bilbao MEP, Renew Europe Group Coordinator for PECH Committee (Partido Nacionalista Vasco, Spain) 
  • Elsi Katainen MEP, Renew Europe Group Shadow Rapporteur on Nature Restoration Law (Keskusta, Finland) 
  • Ulrike Müller MEP, Renew Europe Group Coordinator for AGRI Committee (Freie Wähler, Germany) 
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