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CEETTAR Newsflash

Commission reacts to CEETTAR comments on distortion of competition rules
In October and November, CEETTAR raised again to the Commission its concerns about unequal treatment between actors and distorting fair competition rules, created by the provisions of the legislation on rural development which provides support for investment in physical assets. CEETTAR aim is to start a dialogue with the European Commission on this issue with the support of actual facts and figures from different Member states.

The Commission replied this week to our concerns (see letter below) with a very disappointing analysis, considering contractors are treated on satisfactory basis by the new CAP. However, CEETTAR will immediatly react, objecting to this vision and will try again to initiate a dialogue.

The secretariat will keep you informed of the developments.


Commission reply to CEETTAR concerns about the distortion of competition
CEMA position on exhaust emission legislation for non-road mobile machinery: More time needed
The new proposed regulation will introduce Stage V emission requirements including for the first time particulate number limits. Agricultural machinery already reduced the emissions of NOx and PM with around 95% in the last years and new emission limits will become even stricter.

CEMA supports the new introduction dates and emission limits proposed by the European Commission, but considers the timing of the new transition scheme to Stage V not feasible for the companies in the our industry and the SMEs in particular. The agricultural machinery sector is characterized by a wide range of products and the current transition scheme is simply too short to redesign the entire fleet within 12 months after the introduction date.
In the document below you can find the full CEMA position paper.

Discussions on the proposal will start in the European Parliament and Council in the coming weeks.


CEMA Position Paper
Brussels is preparing new measures for young farmers
The measures for young farmers in the new Pac are not sufficient believes the Italian Presidency. The Commission is working with the European Bank investment to find new financing.

The new European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, announced the establishment of a working group to examine the ways in which European Investment Bank (BEI) could help the young farmers. This working group made of delegates from the BEI and Directorate General Agriculture should propose in January 2015 measures such as favorable loans and bank guarantees to encourage young farmers to invest in the sector.

The Italian Presidency of the EU presented a statementinsisting that the new instruments of the CAP to promote the installation of young farmers – premium of 25% direct payments for three years, rural development programs and consulting services – were not sufficient to attract young people, while more than 5 million of them are unemployed in the rural areas across the EU. A statement supported by Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Greece and Slovakia. Italy advocated including exceptions to the rules on state aid for the purchase of agricultural land and an Erasmus-like program that would allow young farmers to share their knowledge.

The agriculture ministers of the EU should have an exchange of views on the issue at the last Council of Ministers of Agriculture under the Italian Presidency on 15 December.


Civil Dialogue Group on Rural Development: documents of the meeting of 28 November 2014
On 28 November 2014, the CDG on Rural development held its first meeting. CEETTAR was represented by Michiel Pouwels from the Netherlands. A brief report will be sent soon.

You can in the meantime access the documents of the meeting by clicking on the following link:


8 December 2014 Biodiversity Conference & European Bee
Award Ceremony
8 December 2014 CEETTAR Working Group on Forestry – Skype meeting
9 December 2014 CEPF Conference “Who is
steering the EU forest policy and where are we moving”
9 December 2014 Workshop of the European Confederation of Maize Production (CEPM) on “the Revision of the GMO Directive”.
15-16 December 2014 Council of Ministers for Agriculture
17 December 2014 Civil Dialogue Group on Forestry and Cork
18 December 2014 General Assembly of ENFE
13 January 2015 High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials
19-20 January 2015 Meeting of the ESCO reference group (qualification/competences/occupations)
21 January 2015 CEETTAR Board Meeting

CEETTAR Newsflash

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY: End of the production of the TG835 et TG845 EU type in the Netherlands

Last April, the press announced that the American manufacturer AGCO decided to close the production line of its Automotive spreading TerraGator in its located in Grubbenvorst in the Netherlands. On 7 July, AGCO Netherlands BV has sent its French TerraGator clients a letter informing them of the decision of the put an end to the production of TG835 and TG845 of European style. This is a negative ad for the agricultural contractors who professionalism of spraying works with TerraGator brand. The decision of AGCO seems to affect the whole of Europe. At the initiative of the FNEDT, CEETTAR proposes to send a positive message to contractors active in ground crop spraying concerned by this decision and a ”client to supplier” message vis-à-vis of AGCO. Therefore, we invite you to support users of AGCO Challenger TerraGator to share information. As a consequence, we would like you:

  • let us know if the members of your organization owning a TerraGator were recipients of a similar letter from AGCO?
  • to communicate this letter to compare the information disseminated by AGCO and help us to prepare our message.

For more information, you can contact the secretariat.


EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Election of the presidents and vice-presidents of the committees

After the election of the new President, Vice-Presidents and Questors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, parliamentary committees met in Brussels to elect their President and Vice-Presidents for a term of two and half years. The legislative work of the European Parliament is made in twenty standing committees and two subcommittees. Each committee elects a chairman and four vice presidents. Last July the board of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) was constituted as follows: President Czesław Adam SIEKIERSKI (EPP, PL) and four vice-presidents Eric ANDRIEU (S&D, FR), Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI (ECR, PL), Clara AGUILERA (S&D, ES) & Vasilica-Viorica DĂNCILĂ (S&D, RO). For moreinformation: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/agri/members.html


RURAL DEVELOPMENT : Partnership agreements with 5 member-states

The Commission adopted the partnership agreements that define the strategies to be implemented in five Member States (France, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and the Czech Republic) for the period 2014-2020 for the Structural Funds and the European Investment : regional Development Fund (ERDF), social (ESF), the Cohesion Fund, rural Development (EAFRD), fisheries and Maritime Affairs (EMFF).

According to the Commission, it is now up to member states ”to provide rural development plans ambitious, balanced and focused that can provide opportunities for farmers and rural areas to meet these challenges.” In the case of France, the agreement specifies how to invest the amount of € 15.9 billion in total for the cohesion policy (at current prices) and 11 , € 4 billion for rural development in the national economy over the seven years. For The Netherlands, the envelope under the cohesion policy is € 1.4 billion and that for rural development of € 607 million. These amounts are respectively €21.46 and € 4.06 billion in the case of Portugal, 23 and € 8 billion in the case of Romania, 22 and € 2 billion in the case of the Czech Republic. Agreements of this type have already been signed with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Greece, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Cyprus. For more information on the agreements, they are available on the following web page:http://ec.europa.eu/contracts_grants/agreements/index_en.htm


FOREST: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the EU Forest strategy

On 10 July, the EESC has adopted favorably the new EU strategy for forests. Whereas in today’s forests are under pressure and increasing threats and that many sectoral EU policies and regulations associated with them have an impact on forestry and forests, the EESC urges the Commission and Member States to ensure that the strategy is implemented efficiently and effectively. In its opinion, the EESC supports the holistic and balanced approach chosen, based on the three pillars (economic, environmental and social) sustainability. However, given the great importance of forests for the development of rural areas and the prospects for achieving the objectives set in the strategy, the EESC calls for inclusion of measures concerning forestry in the rural development programs and promote them to ensure better absorption of available funding. Finally, the EESC urges the Commission, the EU Member States and other stakeholders to continue negotiations on forests in Europe to reach consensus on a legally binding agreement. For more information, the document is available: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.nat-opinions


Agenda for the next 4 weeks

1-4 September European Parliament Committee meetings
3-4 September CEETTAR Board meeting
9 September Working Group on Agricultural Tractors (WGAT) DG ENTR
11-12 September General Assembly of Europäische Metall-Union
15-16 September Meeting of the ESCO reference group (qualification/competences/occupations)
19 September Public hearing of the EESC on the contribution of the woodworking sector on the carbone balance
22-25 September European Parliament Committee meetings
25 September CEETTAR Working Group on Forest
28-30 September Council of Ministers for Agriculture

LSM ställer ut på Brunnby Lantbrukardagar

Brunnby Lantbrukardagar den 2-3 juli.
Landsföreningen Sveriges Maskinstationer kommer att för första gången ställa upp som utställare på Brunnby Lantbrukardagar. Landsföreningen kommer att finnas i Väderstads monterområde.
Landsföreningen Sveriges Maskinstationer har som mål att marknadsföra möjligheten för maskinstationer att bli direktanslutna medlemmar i Landsföreningen Sveriges Maskinstationer. Direktanslutna medlemmar har samma möjlighet som medlemmar som är kollektivt anslutna via lokala maskinstationsföreningar att påverka och deltaga  på Landsföreningens möten informationer mm. Direktanslutna medlemmar har även samma möjlighet att ingå i styrelse mm.

European Commission – Call for experts

Dear Colleagues,

The European Commission launched on 11 March a call for experts such as farmers, advisers, scientists and other relevant actors for four Focus Groups of the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural productivity and sustainability (EIP-Agri). The Focus Groups will begin their work in June-July 2014 and are expected to present their results and recommendations within 12-18 months. Candidates for each of the focus groups below are invited to apply in accordance to the rules set out in this notice for the purpose specified.

In short, the objectives of an EIP-AGRI focus group are:

  • to take stock of the state of the art of practice in the field of the EIP-AGRI focus group activity, listing problems and opportunities;
  • to take stock of the state of the art of research in this field, summarizing possible solutions to the problems listed;
  • to identify needs from practice and propose directions for further research;
  • to propose priorities for innovative actions by suggesting potential practical operational groups or other project formats to test solutions and opportunities, including ways to disseminate the practical knowledge gathered.


More information is available with this link:


Application can be made with this link:



Please do not hesitate to contact for any question you might have,


Kind regards


Chers collègues,

La Commission européenne a lancé le 11 mars un appel à experts tels qu’agriculteurs, conseillers, scientifiques et autres acteurs concernés pour quatre groupes de discussion du partenariat européen sur l’innovation pour la productivité agricole et la durabilité (EIP -Agri).


Les groupes de discussion vont commencer leur travail en juin-juillet 2014 et devront présenter leurs résultats et recommandations dans 12-18 mois. Les candidats pour chacun des groupes de discussion ci-dessous sont invités à soumettre leur candidature conformément aux règles énoncées dans le présent avis pour l’objectif visé.


En bref , les objectifs d’un groupe de discussion EIP-AGRI sont:

·        faire le point sur la pratique dans le domaine de l’activité du groupe de discussion EIP- AGRI , énumérant les problèmes et les opportunités ;

·        faire le point sur l’état de la recherche dans ce domaine, résumant les solutions possibles aux problèmes énumérés;

·        d’identifier les besoins de la pratique et de proposer des orientations pour de nouvelles recherches ;

·        de proposer des priorités pour les actions innovantes en suggérant des groupes opérationnels sur des pratiques potentielles ou d’autres formats de projet afin de tester des solutions et des opportunités, y compris en ce qui concerne les moyens de diffusion des connaissances pratiques recueillies .


Plus d’informations sont disponibles sur ce lien:


La candidature peut être faite avec ce lien:




N’hésitez pas à me contacter pour toute question,





Eric Drésin
Confédération Européenne des Entrepreneurs
de Travaux Techniques Agricoles, Ruraux et Forestiers
European Organisation of Agricultural and Rural Contractors
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