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Stop EU subsidies for farmers breeding and raising bulls for use in bullfighting, Childers

Stop the bullfighting

Press Release

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

The MEP was speaking in Strasbourg following on a vote on the on the new budget for 2015, including European agricultural subsidies.

“I voted for the roll-call amendment to the budget to end these subsidies for bullfighting.  However I am extremely disappointed that MEPs voted down the amendment, missing the opportunity to send out a strong message on animal welfare. Read More


Flawed Commission appointment process must be rethought

Inside the hemi-cycle in Strasbourg

Press Release

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

MEP for Dublin, Nessa Childers, rejected the college of Commissioners brought before the European Parliament today by its new President, Jean-Claude Juncker, for approval by the house.

Speaking from Strasbourg after the final vote to elect the new European Commission, today, Ms. Childers said: “While some Commissioners-designate demonstrated competence, commitment and a progressive outlook, Mr. Junker was dealt a very bad hand by the European Council of Member State governments. Read More