Second meeting of the PES Agriculture Ministers



Today, Agriculture Ministers from the PES family met ahead of the EU Agriculture Council for the second time. The Ministers welcomed the opportunity to continue improving their coordination and form common progressive positions ahead of Council meetings.

The Ministers discussed the difficulties regarding milk and pork markets in the European Union and the situation on the Russia ban. They stressed the need to meet regularly and underlined the importance of the cooperation with the European Parliament. 

The next meeting will take place in Paris during the “Salon de l’Agriculture” in February.

List of presence

Mr. Stéphane Le Foll (France), Chair
Mr. Ivari Padar (Estonia)
Mrs. Sharon Dijksma (Netherland)
Mr. Ľubomír Jahnátek (Slovakia)
Mr. Dejan Židan (Slovenia)
Mr. Sven-Erik Bucht (Sweden)
Mr. Roderick Galdes (Malta)
Mr. Dan Jørgensen (Danemark)
Mr. Paolo De Castro (MEP, Coordinator, S&D group)

Mr. Tihomir, Jakovina (Croatia); Mr. Paris Koukoupoulos (Greece) and Mr. Maurizio Martina (Italy) regret that they could not attend.