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Dacian Ciolos sets the foundations for the necessary debate before the end of the quota system



Arnaud Carpon, journalist, Terre-net Média


Article published in Terre-net Média



As he visited the 2014 Paris International Agriculture Show on February 26, EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos talked about the end the dairy quota system, and set the foundations of the debate on market regulation that he feels must be held as soon as possible.

“In spite of the Milk Package and the CAP reform, we have not yet fully discussed the issue of dairy regulation,” said Dacian Ciolos. “The scope of dairy production in many European regions deserves special attention in the discussions between the Parliament, the Council of Agriculture Ministers and the Commission.”

Dacian Ciolos feels that the Council of European Agriculture Ministers must swiftly address two key policy issues. “Do we have the adequate toolbox to manage the future of the dairy sector after the end of the quota system?” If not, how far should we go to assist farms in the event of a crisis?”


MUST THE “MILK PACKAGE” BE SUPPLEMENTED?

In cases of overproduction, “many competitive farms will be undermined and run the risk of extinction” adds the Commissioner. Do these require special attention? Or “must we risk of letting them close business because in the end they are not competitive?” The Commissioner is expecting a speedy answer from the Agriculture Ministers.

Dacian Ciolos will propose new crisis management solutions based on the conclusions drawn by the ministers in the coming months.

Dacian Ciolos also raised the issue of the responsibility of businesses and farms that “would opt for increased production” but would not find the required markets. Clearly, before any overproduction that would destabilize markets, the Commissioner wants to address the issue of individual or collective responsibility of those contributing to such destabilization. “According to the feedback from ministers, we must, or must not, go further regarding regulations tools.”


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Paris, 10 December 2018