04 Dec 2018
IFA ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS IN BRUSSELSIFA in Brussels
IFA President Joe Healy with Jaroslaw Swierczina and Stefano Soro from DG Grow following discussion on the High Level Forum and increased transparency in the Food Supply Chain at today’s COPA Working Group Food Chain meeting.
Liam MacHale with Brendan Smith TD at Committee meeting on Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Parliament
IFA’s Niamh Brennan attending the Copa-Cogeca Working Party meeting on Fruits and Vegetables today in Brussels.
IFA President Joe Healy with Franz Reisecker, Austrian Chamber of Agriculture Vice-President, following meeting to discuss CAP and Brexit.
IFA President Joe Healy with Shane Barrett, Michel Barnier, Mairead McGuinnness President in EP following Brexit discussion at the Foreign Affairs Committee
IFA President Joe Healy and Liam MacHale discussing the outcome of the Agriculture Committee vote on the CAP Strategic Plans Proposal with MEP Mairead McGuinness today in the European Parliament.
Liam MacHale and John Bryan with Mr Robert Zīle, MEP Latvia, and Latvian, Ukrainian and Estonian colleagues from the European Economic and Social Committee following discussion on CAP.
IFA’s Gerry Gunning outlined the numerous environmental schemes already being participated in by Irish Farmers at today’s COPA Working Group on Rural Development in Brussels.
IFA’s Catherine Lascurettes presents on Irish Dairy Sustainability to the COPA working group on Milk and dairy products today in Brussels.
IFA’s Liam MacHale with Commissioner Hogan and John Bryan from the European Economic and Social Committee following the Commissioner’s address to the EESC Plenary on CAP.
John Coughlan, Input Project team leader, Fintan Conway, Renewables and Bioeconomy Executive, Tom Short, Renewables Project Team leader, with Barthelemy Lanos, Carl-Johan Linden and Fabian Santini, DG Agri Markets and Observatories, following meeting on Transparency of EU Fertilisers Market.
John Coughlan, Input Project team leader, Fintan Conway, Renewables and Bioeconomy Executive, Tom Short, Renewables Project Team leader, with Nicola Di Virgilio and Dan Burgar Kuželički, DG Agri, following meeting on EU Vision for Clean Planet.
John Coughlan, Input Project team leader, Fintan Conway, Renewables and Bioeconomy Executive, Tom Short, Renewables Project Team leader, with Valeria Forlin and Fabian Ramos, DG Clima, following meeting on Climate Action and Renewable Energy for Agriculture Sector.
IFA President Joe Healy met yesterday with Mr. Claudiu Sorin Roşu Mareş, Secretary of State at Romanian Ministry of Agriculture who discussed Agriculture priorities of Romania who currently hold the EU Presidency
IFA President Joe Healy underlined the need for Europe to promote benefits of CAP to Europe’s citizens and not just farmers at today’s COPA Praesidium with Claudiu Sorin Roşu Mareş, Ministry of Agriculture Romania
IFA President Joe Healy with Juha Marttila President of Finnish Farmers Association MTK discussing EU response to impact of Brexit and the current Commission investigation into Anti Dumping measures in EU fertiliser sector.
IFA President Joe Healy conducting an interview this morning, 14th February, with Rose O’Donovan, AGRAFACT, discussing Brexit, CAP and climate change.
IFA’s John Coughlan and Fintan Conway with Rosemary O’Brien, CF Industries, Dominique Dejonckheere, COPA COGECA, and Nicolas Ferenczi, AGPB France, following meeting on UAN Anti Dumping measures investigation.
John Coughlan IFA Inputs Project Team Leader attending meeting with Rosemary O’Brien CF Industries who requested COPA COGECA support against anti dumping measures on UAN fertiliser.
John Coughlan, IFA Inputs Project Team Leader and Fintan Conway met Mr Iulian Tanase from Romanian Permanent Representation Trade Defence section to discuss issues with antidumping measures in EU fertiliser market.
Liam MacHale with Lene Naesager DG Agri Head of Communications following discussions at COPA re programme of increased dialogue by DG Agri with farmers in rural areas across Member States.
Andy Boylan IFA National Poultry Chairman attended COPA working group meeting on Eggs and Poultry on the 13th December in preparation for Friday the 14th’s Civil Dialogue meeting with the European Commission.
Liam MacHale with Mr. Achim Irimescu Head of Unit for CAP, MFF, Trade and UTPs at Romanian Permanent Representation following discussions on Agriculture priorities for Romanian Presidency of EU from Jan 1st 2019 today in Brussels.
IFA’s Liam MacHale and Mr Jean Pierre Fleury from FNSEA and Chairman of COPA Beef Working Party following meeting with Matthew Hudson DG Sante to discuss issues surrounding report on EU Commission Chief Vets Audit of Brazil Beef sector.
Liam MacHale with Mr. Hiromichi Matsushima Japan Vice Minister for International Affairs following discussion on benefits of EU Trade Agreement with Japan at Agriculture Outlook Conference in Brussels