EU farm ministers meet in Luxembourg


14 June 1999


EU farm ministers meet in Luxembourg

EUROPEAN Union farm ministers begin a two-day session in Luxembourg this week amid hopes by Germany that it can phase out the most restrictive cages for hen-laying chickens after 2017.

Countries including France are opposing abolition.

The UK will be leading a campaign to save EU subsidies of school milk, under threat because of budget cuts.

Ministers are also expected to discuss the current dioxin-in-food scare.

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