Agriculture : Mairead McGuinness

By: Mairead Mcguinness Mep  05/12/2011
Keywords: rural development, Animal Welfare

The Committee is responsible for the development and implementations of the Common Agricultural Policy, rural development, veterinary and plant health, animal welfare and forestry,

Arising from the Lisbon Treaty, the Agriculture Committee has a much greater say in the decision-making process at European level as ‘co-decision’ means that the Parliament is equally involved with the European Commission and the Council. The Committee will therefore play a significant role in the reform of the CAP post-2013 and other policy initiatives anticipated in this legislature.

Issues of concern to individual member states about EU legislation can be raised at the Committee.

Keywords: Animal Welfare, rural development

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