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
  • feeds
  • organic production
  • livestock farming and horse management affairs