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Irish farmers fear 'decimation' from a Mercosur/EU trade agreement

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 06:32 UTC
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The determination of European Commission President Manuel Barroso to conclude a deal with Mercosur before he leaves office posed a severe threat to Ireland's interest, Independent MEP Marian Harkin has warned in a piece reported by Irish Independent. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Time to make yourself more efficient Ireland or move on and concentrate on something else. Holding 500 million people ransom because other countries can produce something cheaper doesn't lead to prosperity.

    Jun 16th, 2014 - 07:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Stand firm, Ireland. And use every option to deny mercosur access to European markets. For example, demand comprehensive checks on everything that might be construed to be a “foodstuff”, be it intended for animals or humans. Whatever enters the animal population enters the human food chain. We all know about the latam methods. GM. Toxic chemicals. Waste. Hormones. Producing cancers. Birth defects. Day to day illness. For any latam “produce”, the first option should be to throw it in the sea a la the Boston Tea Party. Examination, to destruction, down to the microbiological level. And, when in doubt, take it back and toss it where it can be shipped back. At mercosur cost. Remember that, across the whole of the British Isles, if you can't remember the actual countries, anything from south america is likely to be poisonous. If you see it in your shops, avoid it. Remember that latams hate europe.

    Jun 16th, 2014 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    'Irish farmers fear 'decimation''

    I see no evidence for a 10% reduction in Irish beef production.

    In fact there is a massive new demand from China.
    Ireland could be better off if it markets itself better than it presently does; containers need not return empty to China.

    Jun 16th, 2014 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    When we come out of the corrupt gravy train,
    Ireland may well have a chance to re-vote

    After all , we aint that bad, but her future may well be by staying,
    just a idea..

    Jun 16th, 2014 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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