Commission confirms new schedule for Farm-to-Fork strategy
The launch date of the highly-anticipated new EU food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), is currently under review and an updated programme is due to the published in the coming weeks, a Commission official told EURACTIV.com.
Asked if the launch of the F2F would go ahead as planned on 29 April, the Commission spokesperson said that “given the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Commission is currently reviewing its work programme for 2020″ and that a “new programme will be published in the coming weeks.”
A leaked draft of the reconsidered annual working programme, seen by EURACTIV, corroborates the delayed unveiling of the new EU food policy.
The document says that considering the “limited absorption capacity of co-legislators to deal with legislative files, as well as the capacity of our services to deliver also on the urgent COIVD-19 related measures in this exceptional period, several initiatives should be deferred to the work programme for 2021.”