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Follow Are you a highly motivated student or graduate with an interest in European affairs and want to gain invaluable experience working in the heart of the EU? Colm Markey MEP is hiring an intern to work in his Brussels office this September. The position is full-time and paid and the internship will last up...
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Follow Midlands-North-West MEP Colm Markey has said the 6 billion euro European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027 will provide a much-needed boost to the Irish fishing industry but more action is needed to address major challenges as a result of Brexit. Ireland is to receive some €142 million from the new fund, to be...
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With 55,000 remote jobs currently open across Europe, the potential for remote work to help to develop communities is immense.  As a result of our experience during the pandemic, the mindset has changed and the move to remote working is now inevitable. Join us on January 14th to be part of the conversation.
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Follow Ursula von der Leyen and Joe Biden at the EU/U.S. summit in Brussels via @vonderleyen Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has welcomed a deal at the EU-U.S. summit to suspend tariffs relating to the long running Boeing/Airbus dispute for another five years.  Since 2019, a 25% tariff has been placed on €420 million worth...
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Follow Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has called on the EU and the U.S. to redouble their efforts to resolve a long-running trade dispute, which has resulted in retaliatory tariffs placed on a range on Irish products. He made the comments ahead of Tuesday’s EU-U.S. summit in Brussels, which will be attended by President Joe...
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Follow Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has welcomed further talks between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy. Negotiations ended today without an agreement but all sides have agreed to resume discussions in June with the aim of reaching a compromise. He commented, “Although a deal wasn’t reached this...
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With the EU setting out its budgetary framework and strategic priorities for the coming seven years, many programmes have changed or been given a new focus.  I thought it timely, therefore, to draw together this brief guide to EU funding which gives an overview and an explanation of some of the relevant funding programmes and...
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Follow Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has called on the Government to introduce a new bank holiday later this year to thank volunteers for their tireless efforts during the COVID-10 pandemic. The proposal comes during National Volunteering Week and coincides with a vote in the European Parliament to approve a new EU volunteering programme for...
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Follow Fine Gael’s Colm Markey has said the proposed EU COVID-19 Certificate is a major step towards normality, which will save Irish jobs and reunite families. The Midlands-North-West MEP has confirmed he will be voting in favour of the plans in the European Parliament this week (Wednesday) and questioned why two of his constituency colleagues...
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Follow Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has described moves by some countries to alter the calculation method for allocating the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve as an attempted ‘cash grab’ which goes against the spirit of EU solidarity. He made the comments at the European Parliament Committee on Fisheries (PECH) today (Monday) where members discussed...
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Follow Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has said that Ireland needs to change the conversation around post second-level education and promote alternative paths. He was speaking as the Government prepares to launch its new Apprenticeship Action Plan later this month. It comes as the CAO system faces a revamp to incorporate apprenticeships and traineeships for...
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Follow Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has told the European Parliament that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique opportunity to reinvent and reimagine rural communities. He was speaking during a debate on Thursday with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Janusz Wojciechowski on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas. Commenting afterwards, the...
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During Lockdown it can be hard to juggle work and childcare. Here are a few simple little things that we have been doing to keep the kids active during lockdown.
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My lead committee is Agriculture and the key issue for me is ensuring the maximum number of viable family farms. 
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Brexit is a major challenge for businesses and for communities
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Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of our economy and the main driver of employment outside of the major urban areas.
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The recent unrest in the US and Brexit in the UK has shown us what damage can be done by politics based on division political self-interest.
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The fishing industry has long had an important economic and social impact on our coastal regions.
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The events of the past year have underlined the enormous role played in Ireland by volunteers and by community organisations.
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MEP for the Midlands North-West, Colm Markey, has called for an end to the punitive tariffs placed on the European agri-food sector by the United States.
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At the moment, the optimism of having a vaccine rolled out is overshadowed by the huge increase in cases that we are witnessing across Europe. 
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Connectivity to mainland Europe is vital.  As the full implications of Brexit on hauliers and exporters becomes clear, I will work to ensure that logistical difficulties are minimised and for the provision of a variety of means of effective connection to mainland Europe.
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The EU has set a target to be the first climate-neutral continent. 
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Midlands Northwest MEP, Colm Markey has warned that the civil unrest and undermining of democracy seen in the US in recent days and weeks could happen anywhere in Europe, even here in Ireland.
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Ireland’s newest MEP, Colm Markey, expects his experience as a former Macra president to stand him in good stead as he balances the demands of his new role with running a fulltime dairy farm in Louth.
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A recent report from Deloitte suggests that one third of workers will permanently work from home even after lockdown ends, with many others operating a hybrid model between home and office.
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Midlands North-West MEP, Colm Markey, has welcomed movement from the UK negotiators on fishing and is calling on both parties to make every effort to get a deal over the line.
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Midlands North-West MEP, Colm Markey, has warned of the risks of different standards emerging between Britain and the EU, particularly along the border counties.
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Brexit readiness for businesses and challenges to the agri-sector are top of agenda for Ireland’s newest MEP Colm Markey, who officially began working in the role today (Friday November 20).
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Incoming Fine Gael MEP for Midlands North-West, Colm Markey, has called on businesses to step up their preparations for Brexit regardless of the outcome of the future relationship negotiations. Mr. Markey’s comments come as talks between the EU and the UK reach their final stages
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