Re: [Slovak-World] reducing vineyards
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--- Lil Junas <povetzlil@...> wrote:
> Here's an example of why many Slovaks don't likehttp://www.slovaksun.com/index.php?go=novinka_detail&id=750
> being part of the EU.
> SWEETER NEWS FOR SLOVAKIA?
> Decreasing the area covered by vineyards should
> remain at growers'
> discretion, European Commissioner for Agriculture
> and Rural
> Development Mariann Fischer-Boel said in Skalica
> (Trnava region) on
> Thursday. The EC is planning to reduce the amount of
> land devoted to
> vineyards because it believes that much of the
> surplus wine is being
> grown solely for subsidies from Brussels. A
> corollary problem is that
> the surplus of wine in Europe drives overall prices
> EU Commissioner for Agriculture Mariann Fischer Boel
> stated at a press
> conference in Skalica, that Slovakia will be allowed
> to keep 25
> percent of the sugar quota, which the EU allocated
> to the
> sugar-producer Eastern Group. The producer decided
> to close some of
> its sugar mills in central Europe and leave
> Slovakia. Its annual quota
> in Slovakia was 70,100 tons of sugar. Agriculture
> Minister Miroslav
> Jurena is, however, concerned that no one would be
> interested to take
> over that part of the quota.
> "To be nobody but myself."
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