Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Michael Creed appears to be preparing the ground for a tough outcome from the latest EU fisheries round which starts in Brussels today. The annual EU fisheries negotiations in Brussels on fishing quota pose significant challenges for the Irish industry, Mr Creed has said.
Sustainable agricultural practices which enhance wetland and freshwater ecosystem services will be rewarded in the five-year Duhallow Farming for Blue Dot Catchments (Allow Project), selected to implement a new €1.4 million European Innovation Partnership.
The Agriculture Minister has hit out at Fianna Fáil for voting down new EU fishing laws in a move set to cost Ireland €40m, and says any new deal supporting the Government must contain a clause preventing the opposition from blocking other important legislation.
Greencore — Ireland’s former national sugar-processor, and the sugar beet growers who delivered to it — can look forward to a windfall of €933,435, plus 17 years of interest payments, after the European Court of Justice has ruled that sugar production levies were miscalculated by the EU Commission Regulations from 1999 to 2001.