EU governments prepare farm deal
THE future shape of agriculture across Europe is expected to be decided in Berlin over the next two days when the 15 heads of government hold their summit.
Agriculture is viewed as a linchpin of the deal. Farm ministers have already agreed a package of reforms.
But the package has fallen £5 billion shorter over the next six years than heads of government had wanted.
France is expected to push for less radical reform, while Britain will be in the opposite corner.
Several broadsheets carry a picture of French farmers protesting against the proposed reforms.
- Cautious note ahead of EU summit, FWi, yesterday (23 March, 1999)
- More farm cuts in Europe?, FWi, 22 March, 1999
- France pressured for more farm reforms, FWi, 19 March, 1999
- Brown committed to more subsidy cuts, FWi, 18 March, 1999
- WTO urged to cut subsidies, FWi, 16 March, 1999
- Britain calls for more subsidy cuts, FWi, 15 March, 1999
- Farmers could face more subsidy cuts, FWi, 12 March, 1999
- The Times 24/03/99 page 14, page 21 (Editorial)
- The Independent 24/03/99 page 14
- Financial Times 24/03/99 page 2, page 19
- The Guardian 24/03/99 page 15
- The Daily Telegraph 24/03/99 page 16
- The Herald 24/03/99 page 7