The Council configuration on Agriculture and Fisheries (AGRIPECHE), consists of the Ministers of Agriculture and/or Fisheries of the Member States of the European Union. The Council formally presides a meeting once a month. The Council is free to preside several informal meetings as well.
In the Council of the European Union, the ministers from the EU Member States take a joint decision on the policy to be implemented within the EU. The Council is supported by the Committee of Permanent Representatives, which prepares decisions and guards the implementation and adherence of the decisions monitored by the Council.
The Council formally holds a meeting once a month. The EU presidency is free to organise several informal meetings as well.
The Council configuration on Agriculture and Fisheries is a merger of the former seperate Agriculture Council and Fisheries Council. The Agriculture Council was one of the oldest configurations of the EU, alongside the Council of General Affairs, the Council on Foreign Affairs and the Council on Economic Affairs. Since 1960, the Agricultural Council deals with the Common Agricultural Policy. The Fisheries Council was admitted to the Common Fisheries Policy in 1983, eventhough the first measures in this sector were already formulated back in 1970.
-agricultural policy of the EU
-fisheries policy of the EU