Commissioner Hogan in Berlin for the International Green Week and the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

Mr Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, attends the 81st International Green Week (IGW) opening today in Berlin. He will visit the Commission stand, which is built around the theme “From Farm to Fork” offering information on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Animal health and welfare, Health and Food as well as Maritime and Fisheries policies. Organised by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMEL), the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is being held during the IGW and Commissioner Hogan will participate today in its High Level Panel on development on sustainable cities “Feeding the Cities”. This event will be followed by a press briefing. On Saturday 16 January, Commissioner Hogan will deliver a keynote speech at the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Summit 2016. On this occasion, he will also hold a series of bilateral meetings with Ministers present from around the globe. He also participates in the International Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) Panel which will be livestreamed. On Sunday 17 January, Commissioner Hogan participates in a roundtable on the Western Balkans’ agriculture and rural development. You can follow the events on social media with the following hashtags: #EUatGreenWeek #IGW2016 #GruneWoche2016 #GFFA. (For more information: Enrico Brivio – Tel: +32 229 56 172; Clemence Robin – Tel: +32 229 52 509)