Sub-committee on agriculture and food (EU18)
The key forum for forming a coordinated Finnish position on agricultural affairs under consideration in EU institutions is the EU affairs sub-committee on agriculture and food. The sub-committee is also known as the EU18 sub-committee and it meets almost weekly.
The EU18 sub-committee has several advisory sub-committees specialising in EU affairs in the fields listed below. The sub-committees include both public servants and representatives of different interest groups.
- veterinary affairs
- wine and alcohol affairs
- seed and plant propagation material
- plant health
- plant protection products
- fertilisers and substrates
- organic production
- livestock farming and horse management affairs