Prime Minister Orbán: This debate is not about money
After his one-day visit to Hungary, Polish Prime Minister Mateus Morawiecki and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán addressed a joint press conference on the Hungarian-Polish veto on the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union and the Next Generation recovery fund. The two heads of government also signed a common statement on their position.
Agricultural ministers adopted general approach on the CAP reform and council conclusions on the Farm to fork strategy in Luxembourg
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council adopted the general approach on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy on its October 19-20 meeting. A lively debate emerged between ministers about the new green architecture and mainly about the newly introduced eco-schemes.
Environment ministers reached a political agreement on EU climate law and agreed to halt biodiversity degradation
Ministers held a debate on the draft European Climate Law and reached an agreement on it (partial general approach). The aim of the EU Climate Law is to set the EU’s climate neutrality goal for 2050.
Council agrees on the Horizon Europe’s budget- Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions get more funding
On 29 September the Competitiveness Council reached an agreement (in a general approach) on the Horizon Europe legislative package
Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 21 september 2020, Brussels
The German Presidency is committed to reach a general approach on the CAP reform package on the next AGRIFISH Council in October. In order to succeed, the main open issues were discussed, namely the CAP green architecture, the direct payments and the New Delivery Model.