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Articles Tagged ‘Mairead McGuinness’

Brexit cannot jeopardise environmental progress says McGuinness


With Brexit negotiations due to begin on Monday in Brussels, there is a need to understand that environmental progress made by the EU over decades cannot be jeopardised by the UK decision to leave the EU, said Mairead McGuinness, MEP and first vice-president of the European Parliament. Ms McGuinness was addressing a Brexit event organised by the European Parliament in Dundalk today (Friday, June 16).

Concern about US focus on EU farm supports


Vice-president of the European Parliament and MEP, Mairead McGuinness, has voiced concern over US tariffs on European food exports, following the imposition of a 17 per cent customs duty on Spanish olives in recent days. Ms McGuinness, who is a member of the Parliament's Agriculture Committee, voted in favour of a parliamentary resolution urging the Commission to investigate the issue and react appropriately.

Mandatory safety measures may feature in CAP reform proposals


Initiatives to improve farm safety may be included as mandatory measures in Pillar 11 in the upcoming Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform proposals, according to Mairead McGuinness, MEP and first vice president of the European Parliament.

Report urges incentives for older farmers to assist the young


A new report to be debated in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee this week urges continued support for young farmers, and mechanisms to assist older farmers to retire, according to Mairead McGuinness MEP and vice-president of the European Parliament.