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Veterinary authorities of the European Union countries discussed African swine fever in Prague

4. 10. 2022
An informal meeting of the members of the Working Party of the Heads of Veterinary Services of the European Union) was taking place in Prague on 28-30 September as part of the Czech Presidency of the EU Council. The main topic of the meeting of the highest veterinary authorities of the EU countries was the current issue of African swine fever (ASF).

Minister of Agriculture Zdeněk Nekula at the African swine fever conference: The virus has been spreading through Europe for 15 years, the public does not realize the seriousness of the problem

4. 10. 2022
A successful fight against the African swine fever (ASF) virus is only possible if the public is sufficiently informed about the risks and preventive measures to combat the disease. This was stated by Czech Agriculture Minister Zdeněk Nekula (KDU-ČSL) at today's ministerial conference on ASF in Brussels. According to him, it is necessary to set clear rules for fighting the disease and to…

AGRIFISH: EU will continue to assist in transporting agricultural commodities from Ukraine

26. 9. 2022
Agricultural production and logistics in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, agricultural aspects of industrial emissions, fishing opportunities for 2023 and food labelling were discussed today by EU Agriculture Ministers at the Council in Brussels. The meeting was chaired by Czech Agriculture Minister Zdeněk Nekula (KDU-ČSL) and attended by Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Mykola…

Press Release - Agriculture Ministers in Prague: EU must strengthen food security, improve sustainability of agriculture and promote the use of modern techniques in agriculture

16. 9. 2022
Informal meeting of Ministers for Agriculture Press release - Food security and the role of European agriculture and food in sustainable global food production were the main topics of today's informal meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers in Prague. Ministers agreed that the EU must now act in a coordinated way to maximise sustainable increases in agricultural production and accelerate the use of…

Ministry of Agriculture: states must take effective new measures to protect critically endangered river eels

6. 9. 2022
The Directors-General and representatives of fisheries of the European Union Member States and representatives of the European Commission (EC) discussed in Prague today how to halt the decline and restore the critically endangered river eel. The Czech Presidency aims to reopen the debate on the protection of this fish. The Czech Republic was represented at the meeting by Martin Žižka, Director for…

AGRIFISH: Ministers urged the Commission to swiftly approve strategic plans and agreed on conclusions on aquaculture

18. 7. 2022
For the first time, under the chairmanship of Czech Agriculture Minister Zdeněk Nekula (KDU-ČSL), EU Agriculture Ministers met today at the regular meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels (Agrifish). In particular, they called for the rapid approval of the strategic plans of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and approved the Conclusions on aquaculture.

Minister of Agriculture presents priorities of the Czech Presidency in the European Parliament committees

12. 7. 2022
As part of the Czech Presidency, Minister of Agriculture Zdeněk Nekula attended hearings in the European Parliament on 11 and 12 July. In the Committees on Agriculture and Rural Development, Fisheries and Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, he spoke about the priorities and tasks that we will be tackling in agriculture by the end of this year.

Food security, reducing pesticide use in the EU and prevention of deforestation will be priorities in the agricultural resort during the Czech Presidency

24. 6. 2022
Food security in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, reducing pesticide use across the European Union, preventing deforestation and supporting forestry will be the main priorities in the agricultural sector during the Czech EU Presidency. Other topics to be addressed over the next six months include fishing rights, aquaculture, food labelling and animal health. The Czech Presidency…

Invitation to the informal meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers

The Informal Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture and the Special Committee on Agriculture will be held in Prague from 14 to 16 September 2022. The event will be attended by the Commissioner for Agriculture, the General Secretariat of the Council, the Chairman of the AGRI Committee of the European Parliament and other organisations. In addition to the ministers of the EU Member States, the…
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