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

3:30 pm

Mr. Brendan Gleeson:

I stated that three member states do not wish to give more than 1%. I am unsure of the position regarding the preparedness of other member states to contribute and how much they would contribute. However, at least 18 member states - possibly 20, according to some journalists - have stated they wish the Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, to be kept at its current level and to restore the cuts. However, I am unclear what that means in terms of their willingness to contribute more because that could be achieved in a number of ways, such as less funding for other measures.


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