EPP for Farmers

Plovdiv, Bulgaria – 15 March 2024

Welcome

Background

The series of conferences entitled “European Farmers’ Deal: EPP Vision for Agriculture in Europe” consist of targeted events in the Member States in order to further develop the dialogue with farmers and agricultural policy-makers across EU.

The events include the participation of Members of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and are open to the following target audience and interlocutors:

  • Farmers, representatives from sectorial agricultural organisations, decision and opinion makers, and policy experts from the agricultural field
  • EPP AGRI Ministers
  • EPP national party leaders and EPP Heads of government
  • EPP Members of the Committee of the Regions
  • EPP Members of national / regional parliaments and local representatives
  • EPP national parties interlocutors
  • Businesses, SMEs, other stakeholders

Objectives

  • To develop a positive EPP agenda for farmers and rural areas in Europe for the upcoming years and to reaffirm the EPP Group in the EP as the main point of reference for European farmers
  • To increase dialogue with our farmers
  • To defend rural areas with the aim of ensuring equal footing between the living standards in rural and urban areas in Europe and to improve infrastructure and digitise the rural areas
  • To increase innovation in the area of agriculture
  • To further raise the attractiveness of the rural areas, including by increasing the number of women in agriculture
  • To support young farmers including through increased funding
  • To identify challenges in the implementation of the CAP 2023-2027
  • To support our EPP national, regional and local representatives

SPEAKERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

ADEMOV, Asim
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ADEMOV, Asim

Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

BORISOV, Boyko
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BORISOV, Boyko

President of GERB, Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria

BOZHANOVA, Violeta
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BOZHANOVA, Violeta

President of the Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria

GROUDEV, Vassil
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GROUDEV, Vassil

Former Bulgarian Minister for Agriculture and Food

KOVATCHEV, Andrey
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KOVATCHEV, Andrey

Head of the Bulgarian Delegation in the EPP Group

MUREŞAN, Siegfried
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MUREŞAN, Siegfried

Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP)

NOWAK, Adam
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NOWAK, Adam

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Poland

PETKOVA, Petya
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PETKOVA, Petya

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Bulgarian Poultry Union

SCHNEIDER, Christine
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SCHNEIDER, Christine

Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

TANEVA, Desislava
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TANEVA, Desislava

Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Food and Forests in the 49th legislature of the Bulgarian Parliament

TCHOUKANOV, Stoyan
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TCHOUKANOV, Stoyan

President of the Beef Breeders Association of Bulgaria

VĂLEAN, Adina
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VĂLEAN, Adina

European Commissioner for Transport

VARBANOV, Ventsislav
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VARBANOV, Ventsislav

Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Producers

YANCHEVA, Hristina
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YANCHEVA, Hristina

Rector of the Agricultural University, Plovdiv

YORDANOVA, Mariela
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YORDANOVA, Mariela

Chief Executive Officer at Sortovi Semena, Razgrad

PROGRAM

Registration of participants

Welcome

Welcome by:

  • Boyko BORISOV
  • Andrey KOVATCHEV

BORISOV, Boyko
BORISOV, Boyko

President of GERB, Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria

KOVATCHEV, Andrey
KOVATCHEV, Andrey

MEP | Head of the Bulgarian Delegation in the EPP Group

Introductory Remarks

Introductory remarks by:

  • Siegfried MUREŞAN (online)

MUREŞAN, Siegfried
MUREŞAN, Siegfried

MEP | Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP) | Chairman of the Working Group for Budget and Structural Policies

Keynote

Keynote by:

  • Adina VĂLEAN (via video message)

VĂLEAN, Adina
VĂLEAN, Adina

European Commissioner for Transport

Panel I

No farmers, no food: ensuring the economic and social prospects of EU farmers, via a strong, well-funded and fair CAP

Opening statement by:

  • Adam NOWAK

Moderated by:

  • Vassil GROUDEV

Speakers :

  • Ventsislav VARBANOV
  • Christine SCHNEIDER
  • Dr. Petya PETKOVA

Open debate

NOWAK, Adam
NOWAK, Adam

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Poland

GROUDEV, Vassil
GROUDEV, Vassil

Former Bulgarian Minister for Agriculture and Food

VARBANOV, Ventsislav
VARBANOV, Ventsislav

Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Producers

SCHNEIDER, Christine
SCHNEIDER, Christine

MEP | Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

PETKOVA, Petya
PETKOVA, Petya

PhD | | Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Bulgarian Poultry Union

Coffee Break

Panel II

Innovation and investment, not ideology, as the driver of science-based agriculture in the EU

Opening statement by:

  • Prof. Violeta BOZHANOVA

Moderated by:

  • Asim ADEMOV

Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Hristina YANCHEVA
  • Mariela YORDANOVA
  • Stoyan TCHOUKANOV

Open debate

BOZHANOVA, Violeta
BOZHANOVA, Violeta

President of the Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria

ADEMOV, Asim
ADEMOV, Asim

MEP | Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

YANCHEVA, Hristina
YANCHEVA, Hristina

Rector of the Agricultural University, Plovdiv

YORDANOVA, Mariela
YORDANOVA, Mariela

Chief Executive Officer at Sortovi Semena, Razgrad

TCHOUKANOV, Stoyan
TCHOUKANOV, Stoyan

President of the Beef Breeders Association of Bulgaria | Member of the EESC | Rapporteur for “Promoting autonomous and sustainable food production: strategies for the Common Agricultural Policy post 2027”

Closing Remarks

Concluding remarks:

  • Desislava TANEVA

TANEVA, Desislava
TANEVA, Desislava

Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Food and Forests in the 49th legislature of the Bulgarian Parliament

Lunch

Location: Evmolpia Restaurant, Grand Hotel Plovdiv

DOCUMENTS

Final Program

Program Conference on “European Farmers’ Deal: EPP Vision for Agriculture in Europe”

15 March 2024
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Location: Grand Hotel Plovdiv
Interpretation: EN BG

Report Conference on “European Farmers’ Deal: EPP Vision for Agriculture in Europe”

VENUE

Grand Hotel Plovdiv

2 Zlatiu Boyadjiev Street
4003 Plovdiv, Bulgária

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    LASKAVA, Andrea
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    LASKAVA, Andrea

    Director

    TROJANOWSKI, Marcin
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    TROJANOWSKI, Marcin

    Head of EPP Group Network Unit

    VASILE, Gina
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    VASILE, Gina

    Policy Adviser

    PORRETTA, Alessia
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    PORRETTA, Alessia

     Senior Assistant

    ANDRUSZYSZYN, Patryk
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    ANDRUSZYSZYN, Patryk

    Assistant