Grüne Europagruppe Grüne EFA

Ökolandbau und ländliche Räume

5. Briefing zum Sachstand der EU-Öko-Verordnung

Im Folgenden finden Sie mein aktuelles Briefing zum Sachstand der EU-Öko-Verordnung sowie die verabschiedeten 30 Kompromisse zwischen den politischen Fraktionen, die bisher allerdings nur in englischer Sprache vorliegen.

- Briefing zum Sachstand der EU-Öko-Verordnung

- Kompromisse zur EU-Öko-Verordnung



Riga, 11 June 2015 – At this politically important moment for the organic regulation reform – between an informal AGRIFISH Council during which there was still much disagreement over key issues last week and the upcoming formal meeting of 16 June at which an agreement on the organic regulation review is expected in the Council – more than 150 people from 23 countries joined the Latvian Minister of Agriculture, Green MEP Martin Häusling, other policy makers and leading organic experts to discuss the future of the organic sector. The occasion is the 9th European Organic Congress organised by the Latvian Presidency, the Latvian Ministry of Agriculture, IFOAM EU and ALOA.

The Latvian Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Jānis Dūklavs said: “I believe that organic products will be in the menu of each family after 2030. Every farmer, producer, scientist and politician, who is involved in the organic production works hard already today in order to facilitate development of organic agriculture and to promote careful attitude towards environment at the same time.”  

“The organic regulation proposal is a very important dossier for the European Parliament and this conference comes at a crucial moment, before a likely vote in the Council and while my colleagues in the agriculture committee are drafting their amendments. Here at the international Conference of the movement of organic producers in Riga we will have a forum for policy makers and leading organic stakeholders to publicly discuss and work towards better solutions”, said Martin Häusling, Green MEP and rapporteur on the dossier. “My proposal aims to bridge the gaps in the current legislation and introduce some innovative elements. For me the crucial points are that we don’t harm organic producers with a threshold for pesticides they don't use. And furthermore there is a need to continue with annual controls as they are a strong basis for consumer confidence in organic food.”

“The EU institutions have the opportunity and responsibility to make decisions that will encourage production and consumption of organic food. This can be done in many ways, including rural development programmes and regulation. In particular, the ongoing regulation reform process is at a crucial juncture and member states should work to an ambitious text that answers the sector’s needs and promotes development. The Latvian Presidency has achieved much. On a few crucial issues, member states had very differing opinions and there is the possibility that the Council position will lack harmonisation”, said Christopher Stopes IFOAM EU President.

“Harmonisation is a key issue in Latvia”, continued Chairman of the Latvian Organic Agriculture Association Gustavs Norkārklis. “With regard to rural development for example, the payments in neighbouring countries with similar conditions can differ greatly. The Commission approves these plans and although there are great discrepancies across Europe, the playing field for countries with very similar conditions should be harmonised as the impact on organic farmers and operators is very high. We have an opportunity to improve this in the midterm review of the CAP and should be taken up. In general, policy makers should listen to practitioners and take the differing practices across Europe into account when making policies.”

Fakten zu Bioernährung in der EU

Hier ein spannendes Faktenblatt des wissenschaftlichen Service des EP

150520 Fact sheet organic

Rede zur Aussprache Im EU-Agrarausschuss zur Revision der Ökoverordnung

150715 REde AGRI ÖKOVOAm 15.07.15 hat der EU-Agrarausschuss über die vorliegenden Änderungsanträge zum Bericht des Berichterstatters Martin Häusling zur Ökoverordnung diskutiert.

Hier finden Sie meine Rede in schriftlicher Form.

Die Aufzeichnung der Sitzung vom 15.07.15 finden Sie auf der website des EU-Agrarausschuss (von 16:13 Uhr bis 16:21 Uhr)

Pressebriefing zur Vorstellung der Berichtes von Martin Häusling zur Überarbeitung der EU-Ökoverordnung

In dieser Zusammenfassung finden Sie die wichtigsten Punkte des Berichtes.


Berichtsentwurf zu Revision der Ökoverordnung

Nach Monaten intensiver Arbeit habe ich in dieser Woche meinen Berichtsentwurf zum Revisionsvorschlag der EU-Kommission zur EU-Ökoverordnung eingereicht. Es freut mich, dass er von den Öko-Verbänden und Medien bereits positiv kommentiert wurde (u.a. TAZ).
Der Beratungsprozess im Parlament kann daher beginnen. Als Berichterstatter kommt es für mich in den nächsten Wochen darauf an, im Europaparlament starke Mehrheiten für unsere Vorschläge zu organisieren, um mit einem starken Mandat in die Trilogverhandlungen mit dem Europäischen Rat und der Kommission starten starten zu können und unserer Forderung nach einer Weiterentwicklung statt Revision des bestehenden Rechtsrahmen Nachdruck zu verleihen.

(Stand 06.05.2015)

Briefing: Kernpunkte des Berichtsentwurfs zur Reform der Öko-Verordnung

Berichtsentwurf zum Vorschlag der EU-Kommission zur Revision der EU-Ökoverordnung (deutsche Version)