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MEP welcomes Agriculture Minister’s meeting with EU Agriculture Commissioner

13 March, 2008

Speaking from Strasbourg today Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has welcomed tomorrow's meeting between Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew and EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel.

The meeting, which will be held in Brussels, was arranged as part of a series of engagements linked to the EU Special Task Force established by EU Commission President Barroso.

The Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Bairbre de Brún said,

"I welcome this meeting between Michelle Gildernew and Mariann Fischer Boel and believe this is an apt opportunity to discuss issues of importance to Irish farmers.

"I believe that the most important issues to be discussed must be providing stability in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the WTO Agriculture negotiations, the proposals from the EU Commission on the CAP Health Check and ensuring Ireland is Bluetongue free." Críoch

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