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Colreavy comments on CAP reform proposals

12 October, 2011 - by Michael Colreavy TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Michael Colreavy TD today (Wednesday) commented the release of the EU Commission Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) Reform legislative proposals.

Deputy Colreavy said:

“After months of speculation, waiting and various leaks, I am delighted that the Commission’s proposals have finally been released. At last we can finally get on with debating and negotiating.

“Upon initial inspection it appears there are some welcome proposals including the sharing out of the pillar one budget amongst member states. There are however some proposals which I am not entirely happy with, namely the greening of pillar one and the possible negative impact on the competitiveness of the agricultural industry.

“It is important now that we all work together, from all parties, from all parts of the island to ensure that our farmers get the best possible deal. They deserve no less.”


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