The Agriculture Ministers of the European Union’s Member States have adopted a political resolution on reinforcing the situation of farmers within the supply chain and on reducing unfair practices on the part of distributors. They have taken a firm stand in support of the fact that next year the European Commission should put forward a proposal with which the EU can successfully combat unfair trade practices.
The presence of avian influenza or bird flu (H5N8) has been identified in several European countries in recent days. In Hungary, a new outbreak occurred at a duck farm in Kiskunmajsa. In the interests of preventing the spread of the disease, the animal health service began cunning the livestock based on the suspicion of infection; the state will provide compensation.
“Hungary has an interest in agricultural innovation that sets as its goal sustainable development and the reduction of substances that are damaging to the environment”, Minister of State Andrea Gulyás from the Ministry of Agriculture said in Kunming, China, at a summit of Chinese and Central-Eastern European Agriculture Ministers.
“The European Commission – citing the fact that it wishes to simplify the funding system – has proposed amendments which include some extremely cleverly smuggled in points that are totally unacceptable and violate our national interests”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said in Warsaw at a summit of Visegrád Group (V4) agriculture ministers and their Bulgarian, Slovenian and Romanian counterparts.
Hungary’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture István Nagy and First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Evgeny Vasilievich Gromyko met in Budapest to discuss the state of Hungarian-Russian agriculture and food industry cooperation and assess further opportunities for expansion.
Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Agricultural Development and Hungaricums Zsolt V. Németh represented Hungary at the high-level phase of the 2nd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) in Nairobi on 26-27 May 2016.
The Visegrád Group’s Environment Ministers attended a two-day meeting in the Czech town of Lednice. Hungary was represented at the discussions by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Zsolt V. Németh.
The most serious current problem in European agriculture, i.e. the crisis situation that has developed on the milk, pork and sugar markets, was the topic of last week’s meeting of Visegrád Group (V4) Agriculture Ministers in Prague, at which Hungary was represented by Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas.
Increasing Chinese market demand for excellent quality, GMO-free Hungarian products was the main topic of today’s meeting between Chinese Ambassador Duan Jielong and Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas.
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