V4 agricultural cooperation

The reduction of funding is unacceptable, minister says

MH – 2018.06.14. 10:44 –

“The countries of the Visegrad Group (V4) and the Baltic States all agree that the proposed reduction in EU funding available to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the post-2020 period is unacceptable”, Minister of Agriculture Istvan Nagy said in Babolna at the final meeting of agriculture ministers during the Hungarian Presidency of the V4, Kormany.hu reports.

He stressed that Hungary and its regional allies regard the planned reduction in CAP funding proposed by the European Commission as unacceptable, particularly in view of the fact that the published regulatory changes would place significantly greater burdens on farmers.

“We cannot ask farmers to do more while the Commission wants to drastically reduce funding”, he added.

This is the first time that the agriculture ministers of the Visegrad Group countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and their counterparts from Bulgaria, Croatia Romania and Slovenia have been joined by representatives of the Baltic States to discuss current agricultural policy issues, Kormany.hu notes.