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Engell: - Agriculture emerges as the big loser

Although the climate and the environment is high on the agenda, it is hardly a major political problem for the government, the agricultural discharge of nitrogen are far from having been limited, as it was laid up in landbrugspakken from 2015.

instead, It is the agricultural credibility and reputation, which has suffered a crack. It assesses the political commentator Hans Engell.

Agriculture had promised to voluntarily cut emissions of nitrogen with 1451 tonnes in 2018. But it was only 12 tonnes.

- Agriculture emerges as the big loser in this case, because the degree creates doubt as to whether it will or can live up to the voluntary agreements which are being concluded.

- That will sit politicians in both red and blue block, which will doubt, what agreements with agriculture is worth it, when you have so little ability or willingness to live up to them, says Hans Engell.

Political commentator Hans Engell. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan

Landbrugspakken was negotiated during the bailout negotiations, and later ended it with that Eva Kjer Hansen (V) was pressed to stop as the environment and food because of erroneous statements about the effect of the package.

Later withdrew her successor, Esben Lunde Larsen (V), after several controversies.

Hans Engell considers that agriculture is going to be more difficult to countries, political agreements in the future.

- There is already a high degree of scepticism for the agricultural industry in Christiansborg. So we also, when landbrugspakken was negotiated after a very long and tough negotiations.

- Politicians would prefer voluntary agreements with industries - including agriculture. But the process may mean that agriculture in the future tommelskruerne on, says Hans Engell.

He did not look the matter develop into a problem for the government and the environment and food Jakob Ellemann-Jensen (V).

- Ellemann has the advantage, that he has been first minister, after the agreement was concluded.

- He can see the problem and are ready to do anything, and a minister with the setting, it is generally a little easier in the Danish Parliament, says Hans Engell.

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