Tag: Wales

#FUW threatens legal action if borders allow ‘back-door’ for tariff-free imports

#FUW threatens legal action if borders allow ‘back-door’ for tariff-free imports

| September 27, 2019

The Farmers’ Union of Wales says it is prepared to challenge any failures by the UK government to properly enforce customs controls in a way which allows a ‘back-door’ for tariff-free imports after Brexit, and will do so through the courts if necessary. Speaking after an industry meeting in Builth Wells held to discuss the […]

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Doubts over #Erasmus+ after EU exit

Doubts over #Erasmus+ after EU exit

| August 14, 2019

The Scottish and Welsh governments have raised serious concerns about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the popular Europe-wide international student exchange programme Erasmus+. In a letter to Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson, Scottish Further and Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead and Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams argue the case for continued […]

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#Brexit means a ‘better deal’ for farmers, PM Johnson tells #Wales

#Brexit means a ‘better deal’ for farmers, PM Johnson tells #Wales

| July 31, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) told Welsh farmers on Tuesday (30 July) they will get a better deal after Brexit, part of a countrywide tour to win support for his “do or die” pledge to leave the European Union by 31 October, writes Elizabeth Piper. Just days after taking office as prime minister, Johnson kicked […]

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Election for #WelshMP to be held on August 1 in early test for new PM

Election for #WelshMP to be held on August 1 in early test for new PM

| June 28, 2019

Voters in a Welsh parliamentary seat will head to the polls on 1 August to elect a new lawmaker just over a week after Theresa May hands over to her successor, in an early test for the new prime minister, writes Costas Pitas. Earlier this month, voters in Brecon and Radnorshire backed a petition to oust […]

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#FUW calls for #TB taskforce  following compensation review

#FUW calls for #TB taskforce following compensation review

| June 4, 2019

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is calling for much greater emphasis to be given to the economic impacts of a bovine TB breakdown following the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that there would be a review of the compensation regime in Wales. “To date, discussions and programmes on […]

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#FUW president honoured by #GorseddOfBards

#FUW president honoured by #GorseddOfBards

Welsh farmers’ leader Glyn Roberts will be honoured by the Gorsedd of Bards at this year’s National Eisteddfod. The Farmers’ Union of Wales President will be recognized alongside Welsh rugby legends Jonathan Davies and Ken Owens, Anglesey comedian Tudur Owen and Ceredigion harpist Catrin Finch. “This is a great honour, not just for myself,  but […]

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Environment groups must ‘take  share of blame for #Curlew decline’

Environment groups must ‘take share of blame for #Curlew decline’

| April 25, 2019

Farmers have hit back at claims over the role of farming in the decline of curlews and other species, saying environmental charities and advisors must take their fair share of the blame for policies which have led to habitat degradation and increased predation.    The RSPB claims farming practices are partly to blame for a […]

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