Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Mr. Brendan Gleeson:
The MFF is a matter for Finance Ministers, meaning there is a wider issue about gross national income, GNI, contributions and own resources. We are talking about the proportion of the budget attributable to the CAP. Over the past several months, we have been visiting member state capitals trying to persuade people that retaining a strong CAP is a necessary objective. Several weeks ago in Madrid, six member states agreed that the cuts should be restored to the level of funding for the EU 27 in the previous financial perspective.