Videoconference of the Ministers of Agriculture of the WB countries/territories on the impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture

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Second Videoconference of the Ministers of Agriculture of the countries/territories of the Western Balkans on the impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture

COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in border closures, food supply chain, trade and market disruptions. To address the current situation, SWG is organizing a series of video conferences of the Ministers of Agriculture of the countries/territories of the Western Balkans. The second Ministerial Video conference will take place on 22 April and will also be attended by representatives of DG AGRI focusing on:

  • Update on the free movement of the agricultural products in the region
  • Levels of production and reserves, surpluses and deficits of ag products
  • Issues in trade with the EU countries
  • Need for flexibility of IPARD and other EU programs intended for support of the agricultural sector in the Western Balkans;

Proposal for joint conclusions and actions will be drawn.