Members from the Bulgarian Farmer Union “Dunavsko zurno" on work meetings at the European Parliament
Grain producers from Ruse – members of the Regional Farmer Union - "Dunavsko zurno" arrived at a two-day working visit at the European Parliament in Brussels on 13th and 14th of November 2013. During the visit, Preslav Borissov MEP had organized a meeting with the coordinator of the EPP Group at Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Parliament - Mr. Albert Dess ( MEP from Germany ) and Pekka Pesonen , Secretary General of Copa-Cogeca (the European Association for farmers and agri-cooperatives)
During the meeting various issues concerning the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2014-2020 were discussed, as well as the main challenges facing the agricultural sector. Mr. Dess gave example of the implementation of the CAP in countries like Germany and France. Special attention was given to the financing mechanism of various types of agricultural industries.
Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of Copa-Cogeca, mentioned Bulgaria's membership in the Association for farmers and agri-cooperatives. He explained in detail the procedure for applying for membership, as well as the structures of the organizations, members of the Copa-Cogeca.
In the discussion participated also Mr. Tsvetan Tsvetanov - Vice Chairman of GERB and Mr. Tsvetan Paounov - Regional Coordinator of GERB - Sofia city, which were in Brussels for the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European People's Party.