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20 June 2012 18:06:29|Rural Life,News

CLA lobbies MEPs in Brussels on CAP reform


The CLA’s Deputy President and Vice-President this week lobbied senior Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform during a visit to Brussels.
Henry Robinson and Ross Murray, accompanied by CLA European Public Affairs Adviser Louise Banbury, held constructive meetings with UK MEPs Julie Girling, Conservative Agriculture Spokesperson, and Anthea McIntyre, Conservative Employment Spokesperson, among other meetings.
Mr Robinson said: “We talked about a wide range of CAP reform issues including the timings of the European Union Budget announcement and of the subsequent CAP reform implementation, the definition of ‘active farmer’, the proposed greening of the CAP and the need for clearer definitions of Ecological Focus Areas and permanent pasture in the European Commission’s proposals.
“We found them very receptive and sympathetic to our viewpoint. It is important to lobby the MEPs on the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development because they have co-decision powers, along with the Council of the European Union, on the future of the CAP.”
Mr Murray said: “We lobby through the European Landowners’ Association (ELO) on European Union issues such as CAP reform, and have been very active in the ELO’s policy formation. This is a critical juncture for CAP reform and it is valuable for the CLA to lobby UK MEPs directly on amendments to the Commission’s CAP Reform proposals.”

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