Macra meets Commissioner McGuinness

Macra meets Commissioner McGuinness

A delegation from Macra have met in Brussels today (Wednesday, 30th November) with Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, organised and facilitated by MEP Colm Markey. The Macra delegation led by President John Keane consists of up to 30 representatives from across the country who will spend the next three days in Brussels meeting with political representatives on the issues that are affecting young people.

The Macra delegation discussed issues with Commissioner McGuinness such as:

  1. Financing of the Green Deal
  2. Providing increased financial support for young farmers
  3. The future transportation of animals in the EU
  4. Carbon Farming Framework
  5. Financial supports for SME’s
  6. Impact of rising interest rates on young people

MEP Colm Markey also responded to these questions which are a flavor of the topics that the Macra delegation will be raising over the next number of days.

Macra president John Keane said “the Macra delegation is in Brussels at a poignant time for young people across the EU. The challenges for young people across all sectors are increasing. Our Macra members have concerns ranging from climate change, farming for the future to the future of rural areas. Thanks to MEP Markey our members have the opportunity to engage directly with policy makers and those making decisions for the future of Europe’s youth.”

Date of Press Release: Wednesday 30th November 2022