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Commission publishes statistical and economic report 2010 on Rural Development in the EU



The European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development has published its annual report for 2010 on rural development policy, aimed at providing a comprehensive set of information on rural areas and on policy implementation.

The policy for the 2007-2013 programming period is based on three main objectives, namely

  1. improving the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry;
  2. improving the environment and the countryside; and
  3. improving the quality of life in rural areas and encouraging diversification of economic activity.

This report provides statistical and economic information covering the three objectives of Rural Development policy 2007-2013, at national and regional levels. There is also an overview of the Rural Development budget over the 2007-2013 period, together with information on the financial monitoring of RD programmes in the EU-27 and in Candidate Countries.


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