European Commission for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, will be in Dublin this week. While here she will take part in a Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe with Brian Hayes MEP.
The debate, which will take place in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, will be moderated by Audrey Carville (RTE) and is hosted by the European Commission Representation in Ireland, with the help of the European Movement Ireland. The event starts at 6.15 pm with registration from 5.45 pm.
It will be web-streamed below.
In a speech to an FSAI conference in Dublin today, EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan said: "In Europe we still treasure the family farm model and all it represents for our rural areas. The European Commission wants this principle to continue, distinguishing ourselves from other global players where a small number of large-scale operators dominate the agri-food sector. The CAP is an increasingly market-orientated policy which provides farmers with both opportunities and challenges. On the one hand, they have an expanded horizon of commercial opportunities in Europe and on global markets. However on the other hand, they are also subject to prevailing market conditions which, as we have seen in recent years, are not always favourable. It is essential, therefore, that the Common Agricultural Policy - which is designed to support farmers and ensure they receive a basic safety net and income support - also provides those same farmers with the necessary instruments to deal with market volatility and price fluctuations."
See below for the full text of Commissioner Hogan's speech.
The EU Commission Representation in Ireland will host a Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe on Thursday 19 October in Dublin.
The keynote speakers at this event will be:
- EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc
- Brian Hayes MEP.
The moderator will be Audrey Carville from RTE's Morning Ireland.
The event will start at 17.45 at the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street,...