Agriculture ministers tear into ‘unbalanced’ Forest Strategy

Nearly all EU agriculture ministers expressed grave concerns with the European Commission’s Forest Strategy in a meeting on Tuesday, with many warning its proposals place too much emphasis on protecting biodiversity and tackling climate change.

by Simon Pickstone
Agriculture minister Joze Podgorsek, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday. The Slovenian presidency aims to finalise the Council's position on the Forest Strategy in November. Photo: EU
Agriculture minister Joze Podgorsek, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday. The Slovenian presidency aims to finalise the Council's position on the Forest Strategy in November. Photo: EU

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