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Germany to lead attack on farm reforms

09 September 1997
Germany to lead attack on farm reforms

GERMANY, likely allied with Belgium and Austria, will claim today that proposals to reform the European Unions Common Agricultural Policy are unnecessary and will weaken farmers competitiveness.

Franz-Josef Feiter, state secretary in the German ministry responsible for agriculture, said proposals to limit the amount of direct payments available to large farms would reduce competitiveness. He was speaking ahead of a meeting of European agriculture ministers in Luxembourg.

Germany also objects to the fact that increases in direct payments to farmers would not fully compensate for a planned reduction in support prices.

  • Financial Times 09/09/97 page 2

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    Germany to lead attack on farm reforms

    09 September 1997
    Germany to lead attack on farm reforms

    GERMANY, likely allied with Belgium and Austria, will claim today that proposals to reform the European Unions Common Agricultural Policy are unnecessary and will weaken farmers competitiveness.

    Franz-Josef Feiter, state secretary in the German ministry responsible for agriculture, said proposals to limit the amount of direct payments available to large farms would reduce competitiveness. He was speaking ahead of a meeting of European agriculture ministers in Luxembourg.

    Germany also objects to the fact that increases in direct payments to farmers would not fully compensate for a planned reduction in support prices.

  • Financial Times 09/09/97 page 2

    • Read more on:
    • News
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