BEEF – FISCHLER

BY KEITH NUTHALL
EU agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler has looked ahead to reforms in Europe's food production system beyond Brussels established Agenda 2000 changes. Speaking at the European Policy Centre, he said that the Commission was very keen to decoupling per-head payments from production, replacing them with a single income payment per farm, based on its historical level of premiums. Also, as regards export refunds for live animals - "a matter of great public interest" - he said that the Commission would continue to "propose tightening up the ...


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