The situation of agricultural production and logistics in Ukraine will be one of the main issues of discussion during the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council which is held in Brussels on Monday. Cyprus is being represented by Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis.
Ukrainian Minister for Agrarian Policy and Food, Mykola Solsky will also participate on the discussion on Ukraine, which will take place during the afternoon session of the Council and also cover the implementation of transport routes to the EU.
The Ministers will also discuss a proposed regulation on the sustainable use of plant protection products, the protection of sensitive marine ecosystems, the agricultural impacts of the Industrial Emission Directive proposal, the challenges to the agricultural sector caused by the rise of carnivores in the EU, the current situation of eel stocks and the future of those depending on it and the use of temporary state aid measures in light of the Russian war against Ukraine.
Over lunch, ministers will discuss current food labelling rules in the Union, and the need for potential improvement.
Ministers will also exchange views on fishing opportunities for 2023, including on fish stocks shared with the United Kingdom, and will debate EU-Norway and coastal states annual consultations for the coming year.
Kadis will also meet with Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides.
Source: Cyprus News Agency