The European Commission welcomes the fact that a tentative trilogue agreement has been reached between the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament on EU Promotion policy last night, subject to the formal approval by the different institutions.
The changes would see an increase in EU funding from roughly € 60 million at present to €200m in 2020 – with a view to investing more funding in particular to promotion programmes on third country markets.
According to EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloș,"this is good news for the agricultural sector in the EU as it will boost our capacity to find new markets in line with our trade strategy and our quality policy, and is therefore good news for EU taxpayers. I believe this is a further example of how EU policy can make a contribution towards jobs and growth".
Tuesday April 2, 2014/ EC/ European Union.