The minister has expressed the importance of Spanish cooperatives reaching a relevant dimension that allows them to face the challenges of a global economy in the best conditions, in terms of negotiation capacity, possibilities of access to new markets and innovative potential.
During the meeting, the main topics of interest for the agri-food sector have been reviewed, such as the situation of the olive oil and fruit and vegetable markets, especially citrus markets, in which the Ministry works with the objective of achieving price stabilization.
Likewise, in the meeting, aspects related to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (PAC) . The minister has insisted on Spain's defense of a sufficient budget to face the greater environmental and climatic ambition of the new programming period.
In relation to the Brexit, the objective of the Government is to maintain a relationship with the United Kingdom as similar to the current one and thus avoid disturbances in exports of agrifood products.
Planas has also pointed out the great opportunities for export and economic growth that the commercial agreements signed by the European Union with third countries can mean for the Spanish agri-food sector.