Spagna: vertice Madrid-Lisbona su agricoltura e pesca

(LaPresse) Il Ministro dell'Agricoltura, della Pesca e dell'Alimentazione spagnolo, Luis Planas, ha sottolineato le eccellenti relazioni tra Spagna e Portogallo, Paesi che negli ultimi anni hanno rafforzato la loro collaborazione per affrontare la sfida comune di raggiungere la ripresa economica in linea con la transizione verde e digitale, che genera una più equa coesione sociale e territoriale. Planas ha incontrato, presso la sede del Minister a Madrido, il Ministro dell'Agricoltura e dell'Alimentazione del Portogallo, Maria do Céu Antunes, con la quale ha passato in rassegna le principali questioni di interesse comune nel settore agroalimentare e della pesca dei due Paesi e ha affrontato le possibili modalità per rafforzare la collaborazione iberica. Entrambi i ministri hanno dimostrato grande sintonia e complicità per portare avanti le questioni che li riguardano, perché lo "standard iberico" tra i due Paesi significa cooperazione, sostegno reciproco e amicizia, ha osservato Planas. Spain: Madrid-Lisbon summit on agriculture and fisheries The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, has stressed the excellent relations between Spain and Portugal, countries that in recent years have strengthened their collaboration to meet the shared challenge of achieving economic recovery in line with the green and digital transition, which generates a fairer social and territorial cohesion. Luis Planas has met today, at the headquarters of the ministry, with the Minister of Agriculture and Food of Portugal, Maria do Céu Antunes, with whom he has reviewed the main issues of common interest in agri-food and fisheries of both countries and have addressed possible ways to strengthen Iberian collaboration. Both ministers have shown great harmony and complicity to carry forward the issues that concern them, because the "Iberian standard" between the two countries means cooperation, mutual support and friendship, Planas has remarked. During the meeting, Minister Planas explained to his Portuguese counterpart the priorities for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which Spain will occupy in the second half of 2023. According to him, during this period the Community regulations on the sustainable use of phytosanitary products, protected geographical indications, new genomic techniques or the revision of the regulations on animal welfare, among other issues, will be promoted. In the area of fisheries, he assured that Spain will guide the debates on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy to guarantee the maintenance of a sustainable and competitive Community fisheries sector. Among other aspects, will also work to strengthen EU leadership in international fisheries governance, promote better scientific knowledge and promote generational change in the sector. On the other hand, the meeting has discussed the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will maintain income support for farms with a more equitable treatment. He also highlighted the important environmental and climate contribution of the CAP, through a complete environmental architecture. The Spanish minister pointed out that, following the formal approval of the Strategic Plan by the European Commission, Spain is in the process of drafting and approving the national regulations for implementing the plan, with an ambitious legislative package that is at a very advanced stage of processing. Within this framework, it is also working on the dissemination, disclosure and advice of the strategic plan, a crucial task to publicize the many new features of the new CAP, together with the autonomous communities and the sector itself. Similarly, Planas and Antunes have also addressed the effects of Russia's war in Ukraine, with consequences on the increase in energy costs and raw materials, along with drought, has led to reductions in some crops and are affecting the price of food by the rise in the price of raw materials and energy. They agreed on the need to work together to reduce foreign dependence on fertilizers and guarantee their availability at affordable prices, as they are essential to ensure food supply. With a view to the Council of Ministers of the European Union on December 11, Spain and Portugal share interests in the allocation of Total Allowable Catches (TAC) and fishing quotas for the year 2023. Spain, as in previous negotiations, hopes to go hand in hand with Portugal. Both ministers have shown their commitment to support each other on shared stocks of common interest. They will also do the same with the fishing quotas being negotiated with the United Kingdom and Norway.
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