Polish-Irish talks

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 r.

Krzysztof Jurgiel, the Minister, met today Michael Creed, the Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Maritime Navigation, and Gerard Keown, the ambassador of Ireland in Poland.

Photo. Krzysztof Jurgiel, the Minister, talking with the Irish Minister of Agriculture

Photo. Krzysztof Jurgiel, the Minister, talking with the Irish Minister of Agriculture

The meeting focused on cooperation between Poland and Ireland in the context of Great Britain leaving the European Union and future of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020.

Polish and Ireland have confirmed that they respect the sovereign decision made by Great Britain’s citizens on leaving the European Union. The Ministers agreed that Brexit cannot mean that the European Union and previous achievements of the Common Agricultural Policy will become weaker. Therefore, there re must be a joint effort taken by all EU member states so the results of negotiations of Great Britain leaving the EU were advantageous both for the British and the whole European Union.

The Parties declared further development of good Polish-Irish cooperation in the field of agriculture, and expressed their readiness for active cooperation within the EU to the benefit of a new shape of CAP, so the Polish and Irish postulates in terms of the future Common Agricultural Policy are realized to the fullest possible extent.