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Find out  here  what will be discussed in the different European Institutions during the next week

 

16/07/2018

IFA National Beef Committee Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Livestock Civil Dialogue Angus Woods and COPA Chairman of the Horse Committee James Murphy attending a COPA Committee meeting discussing Strategic Communication Plan for the EU Livestock Sector

16/07/2018

Angus Woods and Liam MacHale met in Brussels today with Jean-Marc Trarieux DG AGRI and Peter Power Head of Cabinet Commissioner Hogan regarding Mercosur

12/07/2018

IFA President Joe Healy and Irish Farmers Journal Chairman Matt Dempsey presenting Commissioner Phil Hogan with the Save Our Sucklers petition which has over 44.000 signatures to save the Irish Suckler herd

11/07/2018

IFA Economist Dr. Edel Kelly attending the COPA CAP Working Party in Brussels this morning

10/07/2018

Liam MacHale with Paolo De Castro MEP and Rapporteur on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Chain following discussion on UTPs in the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament today

09/07/2018

Elaine Farrell attending the COPA Brexit Task Force meeting in Brussels today

05/07/2018

IFA Discussing CAP Pillar II issues with DG Agri’s Christiane Kirketerp de Viron at IFA’s office in Brussels

05/07/2018

IFA meeting with Maria Antonia Luetteken DG AGRI Rural Development regarding ANCs.

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Gerry Gunning, Flor Mc Carthy and Joe Healy presenting IFA’s CAP campaign document to Maria Antonia Luetteken

05/07/2018

IFA President with DG AGRI’s, Kai Uwe Sprenger and Jens Schaps meeting on new CAP

05/07/2018

IFA with DG Agri’s Jens Schaps, Kai Uwe Sprenger and Carlos Martin Ovila discussing CMO issues in the new CAP Legislative Proposal in Brussels today

05/07/2018

IFA President Joe Healy and IFA Economist Edel Kelly presenting IF campaign  on the CAP document to Tom Tynan Cabinet Hogan

05/07/2018

IFA meetng with Members of Commissioner >Hogan’s Cabinet in Brussels today to discuss CAP, climate change and environmental measures

05/07/2018

IFA President Joe Healy met with Pierre Bascour Director DG AGRI in Brussels today

05/07/2018

IFA CAP GROUP discussing simplification and new conditionality in the new CAP Legislative Proposal with Pierre Bascou Director DG AGRI in Brussels this morning

05/07/2018

President Joe Healy leads an IFA delegation to meet with the European Commission DG AGRI and Cabinet on CAP post 2020 in Brussels today

25/06/2018

The IFA Dairy Team met with Tom Tynan, Cabinet of Commission Hogan, to discuss dairy market management and CAP reform.

21/06/2018

Our Grain Chairman Mark Browne attended COPACOGECA meeting on Cereals in Brussels today which discussed the Irish perspective on the EU commission’s proposal on Future of CAP

14/06/2018

IFA President Joe Healy with Commissioner Hogan at the COPA Praesidium in Brussels today.

14/06/2018

Commissioner Hogan will address the COPA Praesidium now on the new CAP Legislative Proposals

14/06/2018

IFA President Joe Healy  highlighted that ‘CAP benefits all’ is his request to Commissioner Hogan for a strong Agriculture budget

14/06/2018

Joe Healy Vice President of COPA attending the meeting of the COPA Presidency in Brussels today.

08/06/2018

Caroline Farrell National Chair of Farm Family Committee attending discussion on gender equality in new CAP at COPA Women’s Committee meeting today

08/06/2018

Caroline Farrell National Chair of Farm Family Committee attending discussion on gender equality in new CAP at COPA Women’s Committee meeting today

28/05/2018

IFA’s Liam MacHale attending the World Farmer’s Organsation General Assembly meeting in Moscow

23/05/2018

IFA President Joe Healy re-elected Chairman of the COPA Food Chain Working Group today in Brussels pictured here with Paulo Gouveia, COPA, Kevin Keary Cabinet of Commission Hogan and Liam MacHale

23/05/2018

IFA President Joe Healy re-elected Chairman of the COPA Food Chain Working Group today in Brussels pictured here with Paulo Gouveia, COPA, Kevin Keary Cabinet of Commission Hogan and Liam MacHale

23/05/2018

IFA President and Chairman of the COPA Working Group on Food Chain Joe Healy discussing EU Directive on UTPs with Oliver Sitar from DG Agri in Brussels today.

22/05/2018

IFA’s Pat Farrell asking that the EU not to allow additional costs related to Animal Health and Medicines to fall on Irish farmers as a result of Brexit at event in the European Parliament this evening

22/05/2018

Liam MacHale and Nigel Renaghan IFA National Organic Project Team Chair at the COPA/COGECA Working Group on Organic Products today in Brussels

18/05/2018

Andy Boylan IFA National Poultry Chairman participated in the EU Civil Dialogue Group meeting on Eggs & Poultry in Brussels today

17/05/2018

IFA’s Robert Malone and Andy Boylan IFA National Poultry Committee Chairman attending the COPA Working Group on Eggs and Poultry today in Brussels

26/04/2018

IFA President Joe Healy in discussion with Minette Batters, NFU President, on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in Brussels today

26/04/2018

On Brexit: “We are trying to be ready and prepared for whatever the outcome but we are flexible” – Bence Toth, Brexit Task Force 50 member addressing audience at event attended by IFA President Joe Healy

23/04/2018

IFA’s Angus Woods and Kevin Kinsella met with Commissioner Phil Hogan at the launch of the EU Code of Conduct on Ag Date Sharing in Brussels today

23/04/2018

 

IFA’s National Beef Chairman & Chairman of Beef Civil Dialogue Group Angus Woods and Kevin Kinsella met with Raluca Rusu, DG Agri today in Brussels in preparation for the CDG meeting.

19/04/2018

IFA’s Gerry Gunning is attending COPA meeting on CAP today in Brussels and emphasised the importance of Member States Farming Associations ‘playing their part’ in the political debate for the MFF

18/04/2018

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy and Pekka Pesonen  COPA/COGECA led delegation to meet Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet Commissioner Malmström on the removal of Anti Dumping measures for Ammonium Nitrate

18/04/2018

IFA in Brussels today arguing for the removal of anti dumping measures on fertiliser at a hearing with DG Trade – the removal would mean huge savings on fertiliser costs for EU farmers

12/04/2018

IFA President Joe Healy and Elaine Farrell discussing UTP proposals with Commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels

12/04/2018

Discussion with Mairead McGuinness MEP on  the UTP proposals outlined this morning by Commission Phil Hogan at the European Parliament Agriculture Committee

 

12/04/2018

Joe Healy in discussion with Joost Korte DG Employment in the European Parliament  following the proposals  on UTPs this morning in the European Parliament

 

14/04/2018

IFA’s Niamh Brennan with the Copa-Cogeca’s WP Chairman of Pigmeat, Mr Antonio Tavares at a meeting in Brussels today

 

 

 

09/04/2018

IFA’s Joe Brady National Committee Chairman for Rural Development is attending the COPA workshop on ANC’s in Brussels today

 

05/04/2018

IFA’s Gerry Gunning outlines IFA’s support for a 1.2% of GNI contribution to the EU budget for a strong CAP at today’s COPA Working group on CAP

29/03/2018

Liam MacHale IFA Brussels asked for French Minister for Agriculture Stéphane Travert’s support for the sensitive beef sector in ongoing Mercosur negotiations

 

 

 

 

28/03/2018

IFA President Joe Healy met with Mairead McGuinness, MEP,  on CAP budget, Brexit, farm incomes and farmers share from market place in Brussels today

 

 

 

 

28/03/201

 

Liam MacHale at the FNSEA Congress in Tours, France, with Joseph Ponthier, President FWA Belgium, Henri Brichart Vice President, FNSEA, and Simon SCHLÜTER,  DBV Brussels Office

 

 

 

 

27/03/2018

 

IFA President Joe Healy and Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels

 

 

 

 

27/03/2018

 

IFA President Joe Healy asked for a strong CAP budget supporting active farmers and pointed out the unfair margin returned to farmers and supported Commissioner Hogan ‘stamping out Unfair Trading Practices’

 

 

 

 

27/03/2018

 

IFA President Joe Healy discussed current Mercosur negotiations on beef with representatives of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and the Mission to Brussels.

 

 

 

27/03/2018

 

IFA President Joe Healy discussed current Mercosur negotiations on beef with representatives of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and the Mission to Brussels.

 

 

 

27/03/2018

 

IFA President Joe Healy with former Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler at Forum for Future of Agriculture in Brussels today

 

23/03/2018

 

Pat Farrell IFA Animal Health Chair and Tomas Bourke discuss Veterinary Medicine Regulation issues which affect Irish farmers with Katie Power Assistant to Mairead McGuinness MEP

 

 

 

23/03/2018

 

IFA’s Tomas Bourke with National Chairman for Animal Health Pat Farrell attending the COPA Working group for Animal Health & Welfare in Brussels today

 

 

 

 

22/03/2018

IFA President Joe Healy at the COPA-COGECA Presidency meeting with Henri Brichart, French Farming Association, FNSEA in Brussels today

 

 

 

22/03/2018

IFA President Joe Healy met with Mairead McGuinness, MEP, in the European Parliameent today to discuss upcoming legislative proposal on Unfair Trading Practices

 

 

 

19/03/2018

IFA Brussels Director, Liam MacHale underlined the need for strong support for the EU Agriculture Budget with Minister Helen McEntee in Brussels this evening

 

 

 

14/03/2018

An IFA delegation met with Tom Tynan of Commissioner Hogan’s Cabinet and DG Agri officials today on the investigation into anti-dumping measures for ammonium nitrate

 

 

 

14/03/2018

IFA with representatives from COPA-COGECA and AGPB France, met with Jens Schaps, DG Agri on antidumping measures on ammonium nitrate today in Brussels

 

 

 

09/03/2018

IFA’s Liam MacHale and Ethan Cleary with Tom Kelly, Teagasc at the Commission event on role of Thematic Networks in Agriculture Innovation in Brussels

 

 

 

09/03/2018

IFA’s Ethan Cleary attending Commission presentation in Brussels on Thematic Network’s – ‘How to interact better with farmers and speed up innovation’

 

 

 

08/03/2018

IFA’s Liam MacHale and Christian Staat, Cabinet of Budget Commissioner Gűnther Oettinger addressed a group of Bavarian Young Farmers in Brussels this evening

 

08/03/2018

IFA’s Liam MacHale and Jean Pierre Fleury of French Beef Association met DG Sante’s Michael Scannell and Cristina Lado re Chief Vets follow up visit to Brazil meat plants

 

 

 

07/03/2018

Liam MacHale addressed a group of FG Councillors along with ICOS led by Deirdre Clune MEP in the European Parliament today

 

 

 

28/02/2018

IFA’s Liam MacHale today spoke on Research & Innovation in Agrifood at an event in organised by UCD Dublin in the European Parliament

 

 

 

26/02/2018

IFA’s Liam MacHale took part in a discussion on Brexit with a Finna Faily Party a delegation in the European Parliament

 

 

 

23/02/2018

IFA President Joe Healy is chairman of today’s COPA Praesidium meeting of EU Farming Association Presidents in Brussels

 

 

 

22/02/2018

IFA told Commissioner Andriukaitis that accepting lower SPS standards or non enforced standards in a Mercosur agreement would affect Europe’s beef farmers most.

 

 

 

22/02/2018

Liam MacHale participating in discussion with Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis  Andriukaitis at the COPA Praesidium today

 

 

 

19/02/2018

The IFA Dairy Team is in Brussels today to discuss dairy markets, milk price outlook, and what to do to reduce SMP stock without damaging the market.

 

 

 

16/02/2018

IFA’s Maura Canning and National Farm Family Chair Caroline Farrell with Sweden’s Lotta Folkesson, Chair of COPA Women’s Committee In Brussels today

 

 

 

12/02/2018

Liam MacHale discussed CAP and Brexit issues along with IBEC’s Doreen Burke with group of Cork Institute of Technology Business Students in Louvain yesterday

 

 

07/02/2018

IFA President Joe Healy met with Commissioner Phil Hogan today in Brussels and presented him with a copy of the IFA 2017 Annual Report

 

07/02/2018

Kevin Keary from Commissioner Hogan’s Cabinet outlining to the COPA-COGECA Food Chain Meeting, chaired by Joe Healy IFA President, the process and timing for EU Legislation on the Fair Food Chain

 

 

07/02/2018

Joe Healy chairing the COPA-COGECA Food Chain Meeting in Brussels this morning discussing what’s needed in EU legislation to curb unfair trading practices

 

 

05/02/2018

IFA National Grain Chairman Mark Browne reporting on the challenges of the Irish tillage sector to the working party on Cereals at COPA Working Party in Brussels today

 

 

31/01/2018

Angus Woods with Fiona Simson, President of Australian National Farmers’ Federation following roundtable discussions in Brussels today

 

 

31/01/2018

Angus Woods highlighting the joint threats of Brexit, CAP reform and  Mercosur in discussions with Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation in Brussels

 

 

31/01/2018

IFA’s Liam MacHale meeting with Béla Kocsy Director of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture to discuss issues in the beef sector today

 

 

29/01/2018

Joe Healy highlighted risk to sensitive European beef sector in any Mercosur deal at meeting with Rumen Porozhanov Agriculture Council President in Brussels today

 

 

29/01/2018

IFA President Joe Healy and Livestock Chair Angus Woods  in Brussels on way to defend Irish agriculture in a meeting with Sandra Gallina, DG Trade, Chief EU Negotiator on Mercosur

 

29/01/2018

Joe Healy being interviewed by European TV outside of the EU Council on Mercosur

 

27/01/2018

IFA President Joe Healy met with Minister Doyle on Sunday evening to discuss upcoming Mercosur negotiations in Brussels

 

 

23/01/2018

IFA’s Thomas Ryan and Shane Cogan presenting IFA guide on Smart farming to DG Clima / DG Environment and JRC in Brussels

 

17/01/2018

IFA CAP team meeting with Tassos Haniotis, Director of Economic Analysis DG Agri to discuss CAP issues this morning

 

11/01/2018

Elaine Farrell participated in Brexit Phase 2 discussions at the COPA Brexit task force meeting today in Brussels

 

11/01/2018

Liam MacHale with Macra na Feirme President James Healy attending European Young Farmer’s Association CEJA meeting in Brussels.

 

11/01/2018

Richie Flynn meeting Chairman Carlos Iturgaiz  at the Sustainable Agriculture hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels

03/01/2018

IFA is seeking to recruit an Executive Assistant for its European Affairs Brussels office, reporting to the Director of the office.

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IFA President Joe Healy is addressing the informal EU Farm Council meeting of Agriculture Ministers in Bulgaria today on the CAP post-2020 and the importance of an increased budget.

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