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Gildernew meets local MEPs

30 March, 2010 - by Westminster

Minister Michelle Gildernew MP, MLA has met local European Parliament members (MEPs), Bairbre de Brún and Diane Dodds.

This was the second in a series of now regular meetings aimed at fostering good working relationships between local MEPs and DARD in order to maximize the benefit to all constituents in the north of Ireland.

During the meeting the Minister discussed a number of key strategic issues with a European dimension including the new EU Commissioners and structures, CAP, the Broiler Directive, Sheep EID and fishing matters.

Speaking afterwards the Minister said: “This was an extremely useful meeting. Given the new institutions and personnel assuming key portfolios, I am keen to ensure we build positive relationships with the EU institutions from the outset.

“Continued close co-operation between our MEPs and my department can ensure a strong and coherent voice is heard that will be of practical benefit to all our constituents.”

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