Sunday 17 December 2017

Darragh McCullough: CAP deal sees Coveney on brink of biggest political triumph

Simon Coveney
Simon Coveney

SO, after over two years of wrangling, the finishing line is in sight for the reform of Europe's €55bn farm and rural development subsidy regime.

All that stands in the way of agricultural minister Simon Coveney's greatest political triumph now are the 80 MEPs who are debating on whether they vote this through this afternoon.

All going according to plan the Irish team that chaired these torturous negotiations will be able to sit back this evening and give themselves a well deserved pat on the back.

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