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Articles Tagged ‘EU trade’

Coveney voices strong Irish concerns on EU trade talks with Mercosur


The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, today expressed strong concerns on the latest developments in relation to the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations. His comments come in response to indications that an EU offer will shortly be presented by the commission to member states for discussion next week ahead of a formal exchange of offers with Mercosur in early May. It is understood that this offer will include tariff rate quotas for sensitive products, including beef.

IFA meet with chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels


An IFA delegation led by president Joe Healy met with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels this week. The IFA president set out the IFA's Brexit priorities as outlined in the recently launched policy document, Brexit: The Imperatives for Irish Farmers and the Agri-food sector.

Second meeting for IFA and EU chief negotiator on Brexit


IFA president Joe Healy is meeting the EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, in Dublin this morning (Thursday, May 11) at an event hosted by the EU Commission. This will be the second time Joe Healy has met Michel Barnier, following a meeting in Brussels last month.