The farming sector in Europe employs almost 30 million people and rural areas account for 90% of the EU’s entire territory and are home to 60% of its citizens. Since CoR members represent regions across the EU, the Committee of the Regions pays considerable attention to policies such as the Common Agricultural Policy and the long-term protection of Europe’s rural areas. The Committee also covers issues such as food and food safety, GMOs, animal welfare and plant health, biodiversity, health, fisheries and maritime policies.
Coastal and maritime tourism
Johannes Hahn - promoting the maritime economy & sustainable tourism