CLA discusses EU Referendum with MEPs

23 March 2016

CLA members met with Members of the European Parliament in Brussels this week to discuss the impacts of the EU referendum on rural businesses in the UK.

A delegation of CLA Members met with MEPs ahead of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) conference in Brussels. The annual FFA is run by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Syngenta to explore how European agriculture needs to respond to the major challenges it faces in delivering food and environmental security.

The CLA’s roundtable event, hosted by MEP Julie Girling and chaired by CLA Vice President Tim Breitmeyer, debated the impact of the EU referendum on rural businesses.

Attendees including Stuart Agnew MEP, Richard Ashworth MEP, Catherine Bearder MEP and Molly Scott Cato MEP heard about the findings of the CLA’s report entitled “Leave or Remain: The Decisions That Politicians Must Make to Support the Rural Economy”. Discussions centred on the implications on trade, the future of the agriculture policy, the labour market and regulation.

Download a copy of the CLA’s Leave or Remain report here.