Intense stress and pressure on family farms across the EU 9 March 2016 Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the […]
Archive for the category: ‘Agriculture’
Since my election to the European Parliament in 2004 I have been a full member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI). Like all committees of the Parliament members meet regularly and debate issues on our agenda. You can follow the work of the Committee and view its agenda here.
The Committee is responsible for the development and implementations of the Common Agricultural Policy, rural development, veterinary and plant health, animal welfare and forestry,
Arising from the Lisbon Treaty, the Agriculture Committee has a much greater say in the decision-making process at European level as ‚Äėco-decision‚Äô means that the Parliament is equally involved with the European Commission and the Council. The Committee will therefore play a significant role in the reform of the CAP post-2013 and other policy initiatives anticipated in this legislature.
Issues of concern to individual member states about EU legislation can be raised at the Committee.
08 March 2016 A programme to provide for healthy eating initiatives in EU schools worth ‚ā¨250 million has passed the […]
Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness MEP, has reassured young farmers across the EU that the Parliament is […]
TTIP NEGOTIATIONS ‚Äď CONCERNS RAISED BY SLOW FOOD IRELAND DEMOLISHED BY COMMISSIONER IN LETTER TO MEP MCGUINNESS
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Maelstrom has described as ‚Äúmyths‚ÄĚ concerns raised by Slow Food Ireland about the negative impact on […]
MIGRATION CRISIS NEEDS TO MOVE FROM RESPONSE TO SOLUTION SAYS MCGUINNESS AS EU COMMITTEES MEET THIS WEEK
Migration will top the agenda this week as EU Parliament Committees meet in Brussels and MEP and Vice-President of the […]
The immense changes in agriculture and in diary farming in particular over the last 50 years were highlighted by Mairead […]
While latest indications are that the global milk crisis may have finally bottomed out, the recovery in price paid to […]
MCGUINNESS TO TELL TULLAMORE SHOW THAT CURRENT DIFFICULTIES IN AGRICULTURE MUST BE ADDRESSED URGENTLY SO THAT REOVERY IS NOT PUT AT RISK
Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP for the Midlands and Vice-President of the European Parliament, will be speaking at the Tullamore […]
MEP has written to Chair of Ag Committee to address issue at European level With growing concern across the EU […]
EU-USA Trade & Investment (TTIP) Updated¬†24th July 2015 What is TTIP? TTIP is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It […]