IFA ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS THIS WEEK IN BRUSSELS

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19 Jul 2017

IFA ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS THIS WEEK IN BRUSSELS

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19 JULY

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Liam MacHale attending meeting on Impact of Brexit on Citizens’ Rights at Economic & Social Committee in Brussels

18 JULY

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Liam MacHale attending today’s DG Trade Briefing on EU-Japan Economic Agreement

10 JULY

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Sean O’Leary, IFA Dairy Committee Chairman, highlights added market demands on dairy farmers today and the role of future price contracts at meeting of the COPA Dairy Working Party in Brussels

07 JULY

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IFA Presedent Joe Healy and IFA Director General Damian McDonald attend the CAP Conference in Brussels

07 JULY

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IFA President Joe Healy met with Martin Merrild President of COPA ahead of the CAP Conference in Brussels today

05 JULY

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Richie Flynn presenting on the Aquaculture Advisory Council to the COPA Working party on Fish in Brussels this morning

04 JULY

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Liam Machale with Mercosur lead negotiators from EU, Brazil and Argentina

04 JULY

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DG Trade meeting re update on EU-Mercosur trade negotiations is packed as negotiators from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay & Uruguay share their views.

03 JULY

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Liam Dunne Chairman of the IFA Grain Committee representing the Irish Cereals Sector at discussions in Brussels today at the COPA Working Group

29 JUNE

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Commissioner Hogan seen here with Liam MacHale, Director, IFA Brussels, samples Irish food at launch of the COPA Farm Recipes book in Brussels

29 JUNE

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Liam Machale attended launch by Phil Hogan of EU Farm Recipes book in COPA today

 

27 JUNE

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President Joe Healy met with the team of Mr. Guy Verhofstadt MEP, responsible for Brexit within the European Pariliament

 

27 JUNE

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IFA met with the following Irish MEPs for a Briefing on Brexit

Sean Kelly, MEP

Mairead McGuinnes,s MEP

Matt Carthy, MEP

Brian Hayes, MEP

Luke, Ming, Flanagan, MEP

Marian Harkin, MEP

 

 

 

27 JUNE

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IFA met with the European Commission Brexit Task Force 50 Team, DG Agri, DG Sante, to discuss latest Brexit developments

 

 

 

22 JUNE

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Catherine Lascurettes and Sean O’Leary IFA Dairy Chairman at today’s CAP Post 2020 Workshop on Managing Market Challenges at COPA in Brussels

 

 

 

22 JUNE

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Liam MacHale chaired discussion on Producer Organisations with Philippe Appletans, Belgian Horticulture COOPs, Bruno Buffaria EU Commission & Elisabeth Lacoste, European Beetgrowers Association

 

 

 

21 JUNE

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Liam MacHale at Mercosur Trade Event in the European Parliament with MEPs Mairead McGuinness and Sofia Ribeiro, Portugal

 

 

 

20 JUNE

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IFA President Joe Healy will today address the European Parliament Agriculture Committee on Unfair Trading Practices & competition, Fair Food Chain and UTPs

 

 

 

19 JUNE

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Liam MacHale, Director IFA Brussels Office, met with Dejan Židan Minister for Agriculture Slovenia following the European Parliament debate on unfair trading practices in Brussels

 

 

 

16 JUNE

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IFA President Joe Healy discusses Brexit and the CAP with Christiane Lambert, FNSEA President (French Farmers Organsation)

 

 

 

15 JUNE

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Joe Healy IFA President with EU Budget Commissioner Gûnther Oettinger and Martin Merrild COPA President in Brussels

 

 

 

15 JUNE

 

IFA President Joe Healy with  Katja Friedrichsen and Marie Rehbinder from DG GROW following meeting today in Brussels on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Chain

 

 

 

15 JUNE

Joe Healy attending the COPA Praesidium in Brussels for an address by Commissioner for Budget Günther Oettinger

 

 

 

13 JUNE

 

Thomas Cooney Chairman of the IFA Environment Committee and Thomas Ryan IFA Environment Executive met with Mairead McGuinness in advance of the European Parliament vote on Climate Change

 

 

 

 

09 JUNE

 

Maura Canning  discussing The Future of Cap, Social protection coverage for assisting spouses and Equal opportunities for women at  the COPA Women’s Committee meeting in Brussels

 

 

 

 

08 JUNE

 

IFA’s Environment Committee Chairman Thomas Cooney and Thomas Ryan met with Simon Kay from the European Commission’s DG Climate in Brussels to discuss Ireland’s emission targets

 

 

 

 

02 JUNE

Brigid Fitzgerald IFA’s Press and Digital Media Officer attend the COPA-COGECA Communications Seminar in Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

02 JUNE

Really interesting insights from Chris Jones DG and Daniela Lenzu  EU Council Press Service at the COPA-COGECA Communications Seminar

 

 

01 JUNE

Liam MacHale attending the European Commission Workshop on climate smart land-use policy in Agriculture and Forestry

 

 

 

31 MAY

Angus Woods in discussion with DG AGRI M. Del Pozo Ramos before he chairs the EU Animal Products Civil Dialogue Group meeting in Brussels

 

 

 

 

30 MAY

IFA’s Liam MacHale meeting with Tim Breitmeyer CLA & Richard Ashworth MEP in Brussels

 

 

 

 

29 MAY

John Lynskey and Angus Woods attending the COPA Working Group on Sheep in Brussels

 

 

 

 

24 MAY

Environment Committee Chairman Thomas Cooney and Thomas Ryan met with DG Environment on Nitrates Review and other issues in Brussels today.

 

 

 

 

11 MAY

Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady discusses ANC payments with EU Commission officials Tarja Tiainen-Balsby & Josefine Loriz-Hoffmann in Brussels

 

 

 

 

10 MAY

IFA’s John Coughlan led delegation of 6 EU Farming Associations to discuss fertiliser issues with Estonian Government Representatives in Brussels

 

 

 

 

03 MAY

Joe Healy speaking at a EuroCommerce Event in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Read here what he had to say about unfair trading practices

 

 

 

03 MAY

James Murphy before his address to the European Horse Network  Event in the European Parliament in Brussels

 

 

29 April

IFA President Joe Healy outlining IFA Brexit priorities to Heads of State before the Special European Council in Brussels.

More information here

 

27 April

IFA President Joe Healy is outlining IFA Brexit priorities to EU Farm Association Presidents in Brussels

 

13 April

The IFA delegation who met with Michel Barnier included President Joe Healy; Director General, Damian McDonald; Director of European Affairs, Liam McHale; Chief Economist, Rowena Dwyer; and, IFA Brexit Co-ordinator, Elaine Farrell.

Speaking following the meeting, Joe Healy said the engagement had been very constructive, “It is clear that Mr. Barnier and his team have a very good understanding of Irish agriculture and the very real threats posed by Brexit,” he said. Read Statement in Full here

10 April

IFA President Joe Healy chaired the COPA/COGECA Food Chain Working Group today in Brussels discussing consolidation in the food chain

07 April

IFA with Pekka Pesonen, COPA General Secretary, and Dr. William Rolleston, President of the World Farmers Organisation, at todays WFO Workshop on the Value chain in Brussels

06 April

IFA’s Ethan Cleary in Brussels today discussing innovative technology for the Cereals Sector with Max Schulman Chairman of the COPA/COGEGA Cereals Committee

06 April

IFA’s Ethan Cleary attended the COPA Task Force on Agriculture Technology today in Brussels

06 April

IFA’s Rowena Dwyer presenting the IFA Policy on Brexit at a COPA meeting of Farming Associations in Brussels

06 April

IFA’s Rowena Dwyer is contributing to the COPA Post 2020 CAP Position document at meeting of Farming Associations in Brussels

05 April

Angus Woods  IFA Chairman of the EU Beef Civil Dialogue Group and Kevin Kinsella  IFA Livestock Director met with  Joaquim Ordeig Vila and Kai-Uwe Sprenger, DG Agriculture, in Brussels to discuss issues regarding the EU beef situation.

05 April

IFA’s Angus Woods and Kevin Kinsella attending meeting with Commission on beef trade issues at COPA Beef Working Group in Brussels

27 March

IFA Committee Chairman Thomas Hogan and Robert Malone attended the COPA/COGECA Working Party on Pigmeat in Brussels. They are pictured here with Antonio Tavares who was re-elected Chair of the COPA/COGECA Working Party on Pigmeat.

23 March

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports. More information here

 

 

23 March

IFA called for Commissioner Andriukaiti to attend a debate on the Brazilian meat scandal IFA when they met Jim Nicholson, MEP, and Mairead McGuinness, MEP in the European Parliament in Brussels

 

 

 

23 March

IFA met with Sean Kelly, MEP, and Marian Harkin, MEP,  in Brussels  to seek full backing to ban imports of Brazilian meat. Read what IFA have to say here

 

 

 

21 March

“We should suspend all meat imports from Brazil”: statement by Jean Pierre Fleury, Chairman COPA Working Party on Beef  in the European Parliament

 

21 March

Meeting with Ms. C. Mc Camphill from the European Commission-DG Environment regarding challenges for water sustainability in agriculture at an Event in the European Parliament

 

10 March

IFA Livestock Director Kevin Kinsella at a meeting of the EU Commission Civil Dialogue Group on International Aspects of Agriculture in Brussels.  IFA raised specific issues on beef and the EU/Mercosur negotiations regarding standards and damage to the EU beef sector.

 

09 March

Kevin Kinsella met the Finnish Farming Association President and executives in Brussels to discuss  CAP post2020 issues

 

07 March

Big agenda for IFA Dairy Team Catherine Lascurettes and Liam Dunne at the COPA Dairy meeting in Brussels: markets, milk package, EU prod red scheme, Brexit and CAP Reform.

 

07 March

Liam MacHale briefed a Fianna Fáil delegation on the priorities for Irish Agriculture in Brexit negotiations

 

07 March

Liam McHale engages in lively debate on Brexit with a delegation of young farmers in the European Parliament hosted by Matt Carthy, MEP

 

06 March

Liam Dunne discussing CAP post-2020 at the COPA Cereals Working Party in Brussels

 

28 February

IFA’s Maura Canning attending the COPA  Women’s Committee meeting in Brussels to discuss pensions, social protection and the role of women in rural areas

 

23 February

IFA’s James Murphy was elected Chairman of the COPA Working Group on Horses taking over from Pascal Bioulac, France

 

16 February

Joe Brady and Gerry Gunning and Liam MacHale met with French counterparts FNSEA in Paris this morning to discuss ANC mapping and payment criteria

 

14 February

Joe Brady and Gerry Gunning discussing issues on Ireland’s rural development programmes including delayed payments at COPA  meeting on Rural Development in Brussels

 

 

 

09 February

IFA attending CAP Post 2020 discussion in Brussels, including Professor Alan Matthews, Tassos Haniotis, European Commission DG Agri and Jan Huitema MEP

 

 

 

08 February

IFA Environment Chair Thomas Cooney in the European Parliament Brussels for an important debate on EU climate and energy package

 

 

 

07 February

 

IFA met with a delegation from the Joint Committee on EU Affairs from the Houses of the Oireachtas  in Brussels to discuss Trade, Economics and Brexit

 

 

 

07 February

 

IFA attended a Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Event hosted by Luke Ming Flanagan, MEP, in the European Parliament Brussels

 

 

 

 

31 January

 

IFA attended a Commission Event on the  Promotion of Agricultural Products and queried them on Market Disturbance support as a result of Brexit

 

 

 

 

26 January

 

IFA’s President Joe Healy chairing the COPA/COGECA Food Chain Committee meeting  in Brussels with discussions on UTPs and Best Practices for strengthening farmers position in the Food Supply Chain

 

 

 

 

26 January

IFA’s President Joe Healy chaired high level event with European Commission on addressing issues in the Food Chain

 

 

 

 

 

25 January

 

IFA’s President Joe Healy met with  Commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels to discuss ANCs, CAP, Food Chain, Fertiliser Trade and Brexit

 

 

 

 

20 January

 

IFA’s Liam MacHale with Commissioner Phil Hogan at the EU Commission Event on Declaration on Rural Development in Berlin

 

 

 

 

20 January

 

Liam MacHale attended UECBV/ Copa-Cogeca Seminar on “Healthy EU Pigs to Open New Market Opportunities” in Berlin which was addressed by Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis

 

 

 

 

13 January

IFA and CMP discussed Impact of Brexit on Irish mushroom sector at the GEPC meeting with the European Commission in Brussels

 

 

 

12 January

IFA attended the COPA Task Force meeting on Fertilisers today in Brussels

 

 

 

10 January

IFA attended a discussion on Future CAP in the European Parliament with Professor Alan Matthews, Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Janez Potocnik (RISE Foundation)

 

 

 

10 January

Liam MacHale met with Sean Kelly, MEP, on Carbon emissions targets and climate change policy

 

 

 

09 January

IFA President meets Mairead Mc Guinness, MEP, Meurig Raymond, NFU President, and Commissioner Phil Hogan at the European Parliament Hearing on “Conclusions of the Agricultural Markets Task Force – AMTF” in Brussels.

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