The Eastern European and Baltic countries insist on retaining resources for the Common Agricultural Policy

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2020. 02. 24. 11:31

The agriculture ministers of Eastern Europe and the Baltic states said in a joint statement in Warsaw on Monday that maintaining the level of resources available for the Common Agricultural Policy is essential for meeting the European Union’s climate protection commitments. The Hungarian Government will do its utmost to protect the agricultural subsidies due to Hungarian farmers. It is unacceptable for the price of climate protection to be paid to farmers or to Hungarian people through food price increases.

The agriculture ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Hungary and Poland, in a joint statement on 24 February, called for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget to be maintained. The European Commission’s CAP budget proposal certainly needs to be raised, because it would not be enough without increasing the environmental and climate protection requirements for farmers. (AM Press Office)

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