Letter from an official at the Department
for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Clerk of the Committee
AGRICULTURE COUNCIL: 22 MAY 2001
I am writing to let you know the outcome of the May
The main achievement of the Council was unanimous
agreement on changes to the CAP sugar regime. This included a
prolongation of most aspects of the regime until 2006 combined
with a commitment to review the regime's future in 2003. The changes
agreed will save some 300 million euro annually to the CAP budget.
The Council also considered proposed changes to the
beef and olive oil regimes, leading to subsequent agreement at
its June meeting. It also debated the latest situation on Foot
and Mouth Disease and BSE in the EU, as well as the ethical aspects
of animal husbandry.
16 July 2001