Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




EPP leaders to discuss demographic change and challenges

Cllr Michael Murphy, head of the Irish EPP delegation to the Committee of Regions met with Commissioner Vestager to discuss his draft opinion on Competition Policy. Speaking after the meeting Cllr Murphy welcomed the Commissioner’s engagement with the Committee of Regions and spoke of the robust exchange of views that were had.



“My opinion advocates greater flexibility in state aid rules in the agri-food sector, particularly for those EU Member states who are likely to face the greatest economic disruption as a result of Brexit.

Commissioner Vestager’s willingness to consider and take on board some of my suggestions, and particular her support for greater resourcing of National Competition Authorities was an extremely welcome development.

Competition policy is an integral component of enhancing the EU Single Market and protecting consumers against unlawful dominant market practices. Commissioner Vestager has robustly defended EU principles of competition policy during her tenure and it was a great opportunity to highlight the impact her decisions are having at a local and regional level.”

Murphy’s opinion on Competition Policy will be debated at the ECON sub-committee on the 19th of September and will be subsequently voted on at the next plenary hearing. 

Publication date: 9/8/2017

 


 

Other news in this sector:

9/22/2017 NFUS warns migrant labour shortage a threat to Scottish crops
9/22/2017 Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output
9/22/2017 CAN (AB): Essentials of selling local food
9/22/2017 New Azerbaijan vegetable seed plant to boost exports to EU & Asia
9/22/2017 China and U.S. discuss bilateral agricultural cooperation
9/21/2017 Russia: No technical objections to lift boycott on Turkish tomatoes
9/21/2017 Sustained high levels of EU agri-food exports
9/21/2017 US (TX): New web app expedites NRCS response to Harvey
9/21/2017 US: NSAC urges Congress to seek real solutions for immigration reform
9/21/2017 "Terminating NAFTA highly unlikely"
9/20/2017 Africa's elite believe agriculture will produce the next generation of billionaires
9/20/2017 Tomatoes found to be the biggest driver of food inflation in India
9/20/2017 What to do when interest rates rise
9/20/2017 Sigh of relief as hurricanes turn into tropical storms
9/20/2017 US: Emergency disaster aid, continuation of government funding approved
9/20/2017 China: Yanqi Hui county starts 13,000 hectare red pepper bumper harvest
9/20/2017 Jamaican government looking to develop high-tech agriculture
9/20/2017 Kenya launches campaign to export horticulture goods to new markets
9/20/2017 CAN (BC): Wage increase for lowest-paid workers takes effect
9/20/2017 "Expanding population puts pressure on food production"