Dutch Presidency presents initiative for increased agriculture research cooperation

July 21, 2004

Brussels, 20 Jul 2004

The Dutch Presidency presented an initiative to the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 19 July on increasing cooperation in the field of agriculture-related research.

Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin and Agriculture and Fisheries Commissioner Franz Fischler were present to provide information on the existing legislative framework for such research, and on current cooperation between Member States. Both emphasised the particular importance of enhanced cooperation on the sustainable development of agriculture and improving food quality and safety.

The Presidency indicated that it will send out a questionnaire to all delegations, the results of which will be used to further discuss the initiative at the next Council meeting in November. The questionnaire will focus on current agriculture research, the need for cooperation and the areas that should be targeted for further cooperation. To read the full conclusions of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, please visit: http://ue.eu.int/ueDocs/cms_Data/docs/pr essData/en/agricult/81505.pdf

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