Cross-party doubts over 'weak' and 'vague' head of EU farming policy

Despite striving to reassure Green MEPs of his ecological credentials, the future of EU commissioner-designate for agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, hangs in the balance

Despite striving to reassure Green MEPs of his ecological credentials, the future of EU commissioner-designate for agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, hangs in the balance after he failed to persuade the main political groups in the European Parliament of his suitability.

Wojciechowski gave an unconvincing showing at his hearing before the assembly’s agriculture and environment committees on Tuesday, with a changing of the EU executive leadership coming at a critical time for farming policy, with lawmakers negotiating sweeping changes to the Common Agricultural Policy.

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