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

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 EU Commissioner Phil Hogan. Photo: Reuters

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan. Photo: Reuters

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan. Photo: Reuters

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.

Independent Midlands North West MEP Luke Ming Flanagan questioned why the Commissioner introduced a €50m fund for the Irish beef sector where reduction of production was an option and weeks later signed a provisional Mercosur deal where 99,000 tonnes of beef would be coming from countries where production was “anything but sustainable.”


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