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Commissioner Cioloş in London

The people in the picture are: (from left to right)  Scottish Minister of Agriculture, Richard Lochhead;  Welsh Minister of Agriculture, Elin Jones;   Minister for Farming, Jim Paice   Secretary of State for Environment (DEFRA), Caroline Spelman;  Commissioner Dacian Cioloş   Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore   Northern Irish Minister of Agriculture  Michelle Gildernew

Commissioner Dacian Cioloș was in London on Wednesday June 23 for a bilateral meeting with new UK Secretary of State Caroline Spelman. UK Farm Minister Jim Paice was also present, and Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore subsequently joined the meeting. Discussions related to a number of bilateral issues, the priorities of the new UK government, and the future of the CAP

In the evening, the Commissioner attended an informal dinner with the Farm Ministers from the devolved administrations (Wales – Elin Jones, Scotland – Richard Lochhead; and Northern Ireland – Michelle Gildernew) where discussions centred around the post-2013 CAP.

One of the key points of discussion was the importance of allowing flexibility to Member States and regions to define the policies best suited to the specificities of agriculture in those areas, on the basis of common objectives. Senior representatives from the National Farmers Union (NFU), Country Landowners & Business Association (CLA) and Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) were also present.

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