EASTERN EUROPE SUBSIDIES

BY ALAN OSBORN
THE THREE important central European tobacco-growing countries of Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary will be able to claim production subsidies from Brussels when they join the European Union on the same basis as existing EU producers, European Commission officials have confirmed. "The new entrants will adopt the "acquis communitaire," (the full body of EU law), immediately on entry which means their tobacco industries will qualify for subsidy exactly like those of Greece, Spain and Italy, though they will be told at the same time that it is the ...


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