Local MEP will give talk on CAP

Local MEP will give talk on CAP
The Europe Direct Information Centre in Dundalk Library will host a talk with local MEP Mairead McGuinness on April 11, at 7pm.

The Europe Direct Information Centre in Dundalk Library will host a talk with local MEP Mairead McGuinness on April 11, at 7pm.

The talk is entitled ‘The New CAP – Can it deliver for farmers, consumers and the environment?’

The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

This event will be of huge interest to anyone involved in farming and agriculture as EU Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels recently reached political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

The agreement comprises proposals for regulations on direct payments to farmers, a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products, support for rural development and the financing, management and monitoring of the CAP.

“This is a really significant step forward for the process of agreeing on a final cap reform so that we can give certainty to our farmers, to our agro-food industry, to NGOs and to rural communities across the European Union of the support system that the European Union can offer, and what it is going to look like for the next seven years”, said Minister Simon Coveney, current chair of the Agriculture Council.

“It will support competitive, productive, sustainable, environmentally responsible food production in the EU and keep rural communities intact.” For more info please contact Dundalk Library at 042-9353190 or log on to www.louthcoco.ie E:libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie