EU agenda is a risk to hard-won CAP reforms
The negotiating position on the Common Agricultural Policy agreed by European agriculture ministers was positive for Ireland because flexibility for individual member states was retained.
The negotiating position on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) agreed by European agriculture ministers was positive for Ireland because flexibility for individual member states on key issues was retained, rather than the one-size-fits-all approach being sought by Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos and the European Commission. The agreement - if it survives the rest of the journey - will allow the Irish minister to bring to bear a support system that best suits Ireland's needs.
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