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24-09-2013

National Ploughing Championships, Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois

The European Parliament will once again be present at this year's National Ploughing Championships, which takes place from Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 September at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois.  You will find us at Stand S 298.

Mairead McGuinness MEP (centre) pays a visit to the EP stand (S298) at the National Ploughing Championships (25/9/2013)
Mairead McGuinness MEP (centre) pays a visit to the EP stand (S298) at the National Ploughing Championships (25/9/2013)
 

The year 2013 saw important developments for Irish farmers and none more important than the finalisation of CAP reform by the European Parliament. Wide ranging changes will prepare Irish and European Agriculture for the challenging years ahead. An Agri Ambassador- a specialist in the CAP reforms – will be on hand at to deal with your queries.

2013 is the European Year of the Citizen and information on the rights of EU citizens (eg. the right to move and reside freely in any Member State, the right to vote in local or European elections - the next European Parliament elections take place in May 2014) will be available.

We will also have information on our latest schools’ competition ‘Design a Flyer’, where four winning schools will represent Ireland at Euroscola, a one-day European youth forum at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

An EU&Ireland @40 exhibition, marking Irelands's 40 year membership of the EU, an animations area and lots more at the EU tent! We look forward to seeing you there at Stand S 298.