HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Billionaires Received U.S... » Reply #14

Reply #14


Response to pipoman (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 07:47 AM

14. Your argument is insultingly simplistic & flat wrong. The European Union is getting it right.

The EU's recent reforms to its farm subsidy program include features like:
(1) Farmers under 40 years old will get extra subsidies;
(2) 30 percent of EU members' farm payments will also be spent on "green" measures like crop diversification, maintaining grassland and creating ecological areas;
(3) favors young farmers and smallholders over big business;
(4) give farmers' organizations a greater role in helping farmers cope with market volatility;
(5) lets the markets play their role but also gives farmers a chance to play their role.

http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/agriculture-farm.phk

A reform of EU farm subsidies agreed this week will favour young farmers and smallholders over big business as well as more eco-friendly farming in a "paradigm shift" for Europe, a top official said on Thursday after three months of talks.

"We wanted to have a fairer and more economical Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as well as one that is more in touch with the modern world," the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos told reporters in Brussels.

"This is the start of a paradigm shift for the CAP," he said.

Paolo De Castro, head of the Parliament's farm committee, said the deal was "a victory for EU farmers and consumers". Fellow European lawmaker Luis Manuel Capoulas Santos said it signalled the end of a "dependency culture" for farm subsidies.





Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 32 replies Author Time Post
elleng Nov 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Nov 2013 #1
Rebellious Republican Nov 2013 #2
Indi Guy Nov 2013 #3
gtar100 Nov 2013 #4
ReRe Nov 2013 #5
theHandpuppet Nov 2013 #11
ReRe Nov 2013 #13
blkmusclmachine Nov 2013 #6
Enthusiast Nov 2013 #7
bearssoapbox Nov 2013 #8
glowing Nov 2013 #9
daleo Nov 2013 #26
Divernan Nov 2013 #10
Boudica the Lyoness Nov 2013 #29
pipoman Nov 2013 #12
LineLineReply Your argument is insultingly simplistic & flat wrong. The European Union is getting it right.
Divernan Nov 2013 #14
pipoman Nov 2013 #15
bluedeathray Nov 2013 #16
sinkingfeeling Nov 2013 #17
Divernan Nov 2013 #31
pampango Nov 2013 #18
dmosh42 Nov 2013 #19
burnsei sensei Nov 2013 #20
RussBLib Nov 2013 #21
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 #22
Dawson Leery Nov 2013 #23
pipoman Nov 2013 #32
bvar22 Nov 2013 #24
daleo Nov 2013 #25
Thor_MN Nov 2013 #27
Emit Nov 2013 #28
Boudica the Lyoness Nov 2013 #30
Please login to view edit histories.