Anthea McIntyre MEP, West Midlands, UK

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MEP call to help UK fruit and vegetable growers (28th July 2014)

West Midlands MEP, Anthea McIntyre, has called on the EU to give more support to UK fruit and vegetable growers by making Producer Organisations more attractive to join. Miss McIntyre was speaking after the Commission presented its report "on the implementation of the provisions concerning producer organisations, operational funds and operational programmes in the fruit and vegetables sector since the 2007 reform". Producer Organisations (POs) became the cornerstone of the EU regime for the fruit and vegetables sector in the 1996 reform. The regime provides POs with financial assistance and helps growers...


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MEP signs pledge to Back British Farming (25th July 2014)

Last week Herefordshire MEP Anthea McIntyre was among a number of Conservative MEPs who put their names to a charter pledging support for British farming. Miss McIntyre is thrilled to have been re-elected to the European Parliament and subsequently re-allocated a seat on the Agriculture Committee in Brussels, where she has served for the last two and a half years. Understanding and valuing the importance of farming in the West Midlands, Miss McIntyre was happy to sign the five-point pledge committing support for UK agriculture and backing British growers in producing...


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Hopes for high-tech employment growth as Newport Regeneration Partnership considers optimistic future with Harper Adams University West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre (16th July 2014)

Dr David Llewellyn, Vice-Chancellor of Harper Adams University recently hosted a meeting with Anthea McIntyre MEP for the West Midlands, who serves on the EU Agriculture Committee and is the Conservative Spokesman for Employment, Cllr Eric Carter, newly elected Chair of the Newport Regeneration Partnership and colleagues. The focus of the discussion was on the potential opportunities arising from the achievement and future growth of the University in the agri-technology sphere in which it is a world leader. Many of its students are designing and building innovative solutions for agricultural problems...


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Tory blueprint on EU job creation (16th July 2014)

Conservative MEPs today urged the EU to strive for a flexible labour market, improved skills-training and greater focus on entrepreneurship and business leadership. A motion tabled by the European Conservatives and Reformists Group on youth employment stressed the importance of cutting red tape and boosting responsiveness to the needs of job-creators as key measures to tackle Europe's joblessness crisis. In parts of Mediterranean Europe youth unemployment has rocketed past 50 per cent during the EU's desperate struggle to hold the common currency together. The Conservative motion, drawn up as a coherent blueprint for...


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Horticulture Report (13th June 2014)

The first report of its kind on the Horticulture Industry was launched on Stand 261 at the Royal Three Counties Show at 4pm on Friday, 13 June 2014. “The future of Europe’s horticulture sector – strategies for growth”, has been written by Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre and was adopted by the European Parliament on 11 March 2014. It looks at the whole sector –from ornamental crops such as flowers through to viniculture, herbs, soft-fruits and vegetables – and recognises the unique contribution that this diverse sector makes to the wider agricultural industry. “Too often...


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