The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says it’s fundamental that future CAP funding for farmers must be defended.
The Midlands North-West MEP was speaking in Strasbourg where the European Parliament this week reiterated its position on the EU’s future budget post 2020.
In a vote on Wednesday, MEPs confirmed their position on the next EU long-term budget which will run from twenty twenty one (2021) to twenty twenty seven (2027).
The Parliament has set out a range of priorities for future funding including long-standing farming and cohesion policies which they say should not be reduced.
The Midlands North-West MEP says future CAP budgets must be defended especially given the extra demands being made of farmers.
Out words: rural Europe