EU Commission: welcome to the new rules on organic farming (IT)

03/07/2017
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On 28 June 2017 the Maltese presidency and the European Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on an overhaul of the existing EU rules on organic production and labelling of organic products. After the decisive meeting, the Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan declared : “We welcome the positive conclusion of the trilogue today and the agreement reached on the regulation and we believe that the new legislative framework corresponds to the dynamism and expectations of this rapidly growing sector, its development and its ability to innovate, so to help the sector to achieve its full potential. After more than three years of negotiations, the agreement will eliminate obstacles to the sustainable development of organic production in the EU, thus guaranteeing fair competition for farmers and operators, while also improving controls and consumer confidence. Following the trilogue, the Commission expects that the agreement reached today will be approved by the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of Agriculture, thus enabling new legislation to come into effect as soon as possible ". 

The EU Council Press Release

 

Source: European Commission