21/02/2013 - EU Themed Events Kick-off in Central Library


21 February 2013

EU Themed Events Kick-off in Central Library, Letterkenny with talk by Malcom Thompson on ‘The Common Agricultural Policy towards 2020 & what it means to Irish Farmers’.

The new EU budget promises funding of over €1.5 billion per year for Ireland from the Common Agricultural Policy. The seven year EU budget agreed by the EU summit on the 13th February also provides the clarity on EU agriculture funding, needed to allow completion of the negotiations on CAP reforms.

Minister Simon Coveney, speaking in Brussels at the conclusion of the European Council meeting, said that “the baton now passes to agriculture and fisheries ministers and to MEPs, to hammer out the details of the reformed agriculture and fisheries policies for 2014 to 2020”.

Don’t be left in the dark about EU issues which are important to all Irish Citizens. The Europe Direct Information Centre in Central Library, Letterkenny and satellite centre in Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair, na Doire Beaga have all the information you need on EU policies and how they affect each and every one of us in Donegal.

To kick off our 2013 programme of EU themed events the Library would like to invite you to a public talk on ‘The Common Agricultural Policy towards 2020 & what it means to Irish Farmers’. This talk will be delivered by Malcolm Thompson, Donegal Chairperson of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association, on Thursday February 28th at 6.30pm in Central Library, Letterkenny.

The talk is free and all are welcome. For more information, contact Central Library Letterkenny at 074-9124950 or email eudirect@donegallibrary.ie  
The Donegal & Gaeltacht Europe Direct Information Centre is co-funded by Donegal County Council and the European Union.