EU and international affairs
International issues are dealt with by all of the ministry’s departments and within almost all of our units.
Preparation of EU affairs »
The central government has a special system for coordinating EU affairs.
Decision-making in the EU »
The Council, on a proposal from the Commission, decides on the rules of the common agricultural policy jointly with the European Parliament in accordance with the codecision procedure.
Common Agricultural Policy, CAP »
The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy aims to develop agricultural production in the Community in a balanced way.
International organisations »
In the administrative branch of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, key international organisations include the FAO and OECD.
Regional northern cooperation »
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry actively participates in the work of northern cooperation organisations.
Bilateral cooperation »
In bilateral cooperation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry aims to maintain long-term relations with the key countries in the fields of agriculture and forestry.
Trade policy and external economic relations »
Trade policy influences the import and export conditions of agricultural products and food and has an impact on aid rules, which guide the achievement of agricultural policy objectives.
Development policy and food security »
The International Affairs unit coordinates development policy and food security issues at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region »
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in EUSBSR has the coordination role of nutrient recycling in agriculture.
The EU–UK withdrawal agreement entered into force on 1 February 2020. The withdrawal agreement will dismantle all cooperation based on the UK’s EU membership in an orderly manner. The withdrawal agreement does not lay down provisions on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.