the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, has accused Minister of agriculture, Julia Klöckner before the start of the Green week to block an EU agriculture turning in the direction of more protection of the environment. “So far, Germany is in Brussels, unfortunately, only an onlooker,” said the SPD politician of the “New osnabrück newspaper”.

“in the absence of support from the Ministry of agriculture, we were able to support the Federal government so far not a single concrete proposals for environmental protection in the agricultural promotion active”, accused Schulze of her CDU colleague in the black-red Federal government. It was “urgently necessary that all of the Federal government’s clear Position for more environmental protection and more social justice in the distribution of EU funds”, said the Minister of the environment.

“Not longer stand by and watch in silence”

Specifically, it is necessary to provide more money for environmental measures, rather than for flat surface support. Also EU-wide minimum standards for the protection of nature and environment were necessary. “Here I miss so far is the support from the Ministry of agriculture,” said Schulze. “Now to be taken in Brussels on the pegs. We can not longer stand by and watch silently.”

Klöckner wants to open in the evening, the Green week in Berlin, officially. In this year, so many exhibitors like never present themselves at the most important Show of the Agricultural and food sector in Germany. 1750 producers and distributors from 61 countries show products and ideas from agriculture, nutrition and horticulture.

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Julia Klöckner

the Trends, count the number of operators of regional products, organic and vegan food and fair trade. Up to 27. January are expected 400,000 visitors.


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