Minister Van der Wal for Nature and Nitrogen believes that the farmers organizations should come and talk to the discussion leader Remkes appointed by the cabinet. That‘s what she says to DecceIt.
“It’s about the future of the agricultural sector, so come and discuss your concerns,” says Van der Wal. In doing so, she responds to the agricultural organization LTO Nederland, which does not feel like a conversation with Remkes.
LTO sees “that the cabinet does not offer any room to enter into the real conversation with the sector”. The farmer organization lacks space to talk about goals, time frame and resources. According to Van der Wal, there is “a lot to talk about”, even though the goals of the cabinet remain standing.
On Sunday, Remkes was appointed by the cabinet as an interlocutor. LTO set the condition for participation in the conversation that it should be able to be about the content, about the cabinet goals and the timeframe. The farming organizations want a rigorous change of plans, but according to Prime Minister Rutte, they are not in question.
Van der Wal stresses once again that the cabinet now has little choice. “We are in the process of solving a very big problem. If we don‘t do that, we won’t be able to build a stable, road or neighborhood,” she says.
The Critical Deposition Value (KDW) that is used is a “legal fact”, which judges test against, says Van der Wal. “But we can talk about measurement methods and how we achieve goals. A lot is possible, we really want to talk to the sector together.”
LTO said this morning that it was disappointed that the principles contained in the Coalition Agreement and the National Program Rural Area (NPLG) cannot be discussed. The organization calls this “irresistible” and wonders how you can achieve better relationships if you are not allowed to discuss the substantive problems underlying it. “Only when it is possible to talk about the purpose, time frame and implementation of measures does talking make sense,” says LTO earlier today.