Small farmers winners as major CAP reform approved

  • 2013-10-02
  • From wire report
VILNIUS - A major reform of the European Union’s generous farm subsidy program was approved on Sept. 24 after being held up by last-minute demands from lawmakers for even deeper changes, reports AFP. A reform of the program agreed by member states in June after marathon talks favors young farmers and smallholders over big business and has been called a “paradigm shift” for Europe.But EU parliamentarians demanded even more changes and threatened to delay approval of the reform until after the Sept. 30 deadline set by the European Commission, the EU’s executive a...
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