European farmers have increased their pressure tactics in recent weeks.
Faced with tractor parades, Brussels is stepping up its actions towards farmers.
The Commission proposed last week a partial exemption from fallow obligations and a limitation on Ukrainian imports, two major reasons for the protest, while promising to simplify the Common Agricultural Policy.
She also recognized that the conditions were not met to conclude the trade agreement with the South American Mercosur countries, a red line for farmers and certain states.
Already last year, Brussels had given up on proposing a text on nutritional labeling which was upsetting the agri-food sector.
Ursula von der Leyen once again assured Tuesday that she is aware of the agricultural malaise: faced with the effects of climate change and the Ukrainian conflict, many farmers feel cornered […] They deserve to x27;be listened to.
We must go beyond a polarized debate, build trust […] We must avoid we blame each other, and look for solutions together, hammered out the one who could run for her own succession after the elections.