Several elements of the European Commission’s original agricultural-reform proposals had been modified to Hungary’s advantage in the final agricultural-reform package that the EU adopted on Thursday morning, Hungary’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development József Gráf said at a press conference in Brussels on Thursday.
Gráf said that Hungary had initiated a portion of the more than a dozen changes to the European Commission’s original agricultural-reform proposals.
Gráf listed as among the most important stipulations of the EU agricultural reforms adopted on Thursday morning the raising of the EU co-financing proportions, the €90 million in supplementary subsidies to the new EU member-states, including €13 million for Hungary, the continuation of certain production-based subsidies and changes to original intervention proposals.
Gráf added that Hungary’s viewpoint regarding the proposed agricultural reforms did not prevail in certain instances, such as that regarding milk quotas. (MTI-Eco)