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Independent - Irlanda

26/08/2019
Política Independent - Irlanda Política Internacional Sarah Arnold

Where was this concern about Amazon fires when the EU signed off a huge South American trade deal?

Leo Varadkar and Angela Merkel apparently had no concerns about the ‘Mercosur’ deal, which will see millions of dollars worth of Brazilian beef imported into Europe, just six weeks ago
21/08/2019
Política Independent - Irlanda Organismos Regionales Lizzy Buchan

Brexit: UK to withdraw officials from EU meetings from September 1, Boris Johnson government announces

Boris Johnson will pull British officials and ministers out of most EU decision-making meetings from September as the government gears up for the Brexit deadline.
24/07/2019
Política Independent - Irlanda Mercosur Claire Fox

Hogan comes under fire from Irish MEPs on 'Armageddon' Mercosur

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan came under fire from Irish MEPs on “Armageddon” Mercosur deal at the first meeting of the new EU Parliament Agri committee.
04/07/2019
Argentina Independent - Irlanda Mercosur John Downing

John Downing: 'Farmers are angry over Mercosur - and the Fine Gael TDs fear the fallout'

It is ironic that a stone's throw from EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Irish beef is in a prime position on sale in all that city's supermarkets at a premium price. The same can be said about supermarkets across mainland Europe right now - Irish beef has finally arrived and is in big demand.
25/06/2019
Argentina Independent - Irlanda Mercosur Declan O'Brien

Farm leaders in last-ditch battle against Mercosur deal

Farm leaders were last night fighting a rearguard action against a sign-off on the Mercosur trade deal between the EU and South American countries.
24/06/2019
Argentina Independent - Irlanda Mercosur Ciaran Moran

Farmers protest over 'sell out’ trade deal

Farmers are protesting at the EU Commission offices today over what they call a ‘Sell Out’ trade deal with the South American group of Mercosur countries.
21/06/2019
Argentina Independent - Irlanda Mercosur Claire Fox

Mercosur deal would be 'disastrous' for Ireland's Climate Action Plan warns farm organisations

A Mercosur deal would be completely ‘contradictory’ and ‘disastrous’ in light of Ireland’s recently published Climate Action Plan, farm organisations have warned.
19/06/2019
Argentina Independent - Irlanda Mercosur Claire Fox

'Deep concerns' on possible Mercosur deal outlined by Taoiseach in letter to EU Commission

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and three other European leaders have sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean Claude Junker highlighting their “deep concern” on a potential EU trade deal with Mercosur being passed next week that could “threaten agriculture” in Europe.
14/06/2019
Argentina Independent - Irlanda Mercosur Philip Blenkinsop

EU agrees deal to boost US beef imports – sources

The European Union has agreed a deal to allow U.S. farmers a larger share of Europe's beef market, EU sources and diplomats said, in a move that could help to defuse transatlantic trade tensions.
22/04/2019
Política Independent - Irlanda Política Internacional Kevin Doyle

New laws to target 'frightening' dissident marches after Lyra McKee's murder

Journalist Lyra McKee was murdered in Derry. Defence Minister Paul Kehoe told the Irish Independent he found the sight of men and women in fake military fatigue “absolutely frightening”. “Everybody condemns it but we have to go further than just condemning it. We have to prevent this from happening in the future,” Mr Kehoe said.
05/04/2019
Política Independent - Irlanda Organismos Regionales

EU will 'simply have to' find way of preventing border in event of hard Brexit - Merkel

'We will walk together' - Merkel says after meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Merkel says she will work 'until the very last hour' to prevent a no-deal scenario. Germany wants to show its solidarity with Ireland during Brexit process. Border region representatives shared their 'personal lived experiences' with Merkel
25/02/2019
Argentina Independent - Irlanda Mercosur Gus Trompiz

EU no closer to Mercosur deal but sees US beef quota fix in weeks

The European Union is no closer to a trade deal with Mercosur because members of the South American bloc have changed their position on previously agreed issues, but expects to settle a U.S. claim for a bigger share of a beef import quota within weeks, the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said.
05/02/2019
Política Independent - Irlanda Política Internacional Michael Holden

DUP's Foster says backstop is 'toxic': 'We will support May if backstop is dealt with'

The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party which props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government said the backstop in her Brexit deal was toxic but she could back the agreement if it was replaced.
27/11/2017
Cancillería Independent - Irlanda Mercosur Anthony Boadle

South Americans to demand 'substantial increase' in EU beef quota in latest trade deal move

South American trade bloc Mercosur will offer the European Union (EU) a faster cut in import tariffs than currently included in a trade deal proposal, but will ask for the EU to accept more of its beef imports in exchange, the Argentine negotiator said.
26/06/2017
Argentina Independent - Irlanda Agronegocios Maximilian Heath

Argentina's taste for veal complicates beef exporting ambition

Argentina's taste for beef from young calves - viewed as the most tender - is discouraging producers from raising the heavier cattle needed to restore the country's position as a top global beef exporter.
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