Polish farmers demand EU support parity when they join


17 February 1998


Polish farmers demand EU support parity when they join


POLAND wants the same agricultural supports as western European farmers after it joins the European Union (EU), according to Ryszard Czarnecki, head of the countrys EU integration committee.


He expected Poland to become a member in “six to seven years”. Membership
talks begin in six weeks.


His farming remarks reflect concern that the EU will want to limit Polish
farmers access to agricultural support and structural funds once they join the EU.


  • Financial Times 17/02/98 page 2

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