Fischler calls for sustainable farming in CEECs

Agriculture Commissioner Fischler expects sustainable farming from candidates before they join EU

EU Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler called on the Central and Eastern European candidate countries to promote sustainable farming before they join the Union.

“We cannot wait until accession to get down to the business of rural development and sustainable agriculture,” said Mr Fischler in The Hague on 23 January.

He stressed that the candidates will be better able to profit from EU financial resources once they join the Union if they build “a working rural development policy and a sustainable agricultural sector.”

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