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"The common agricultural policy and enlargement: opportunities and perspectives"

"The common agricultural policy and enlargement: opportunities and perspectives"

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"The common agricultural policy and enlargement: opportunities and perspectives"

14-16 March 2004, Sofia

The conference built on the success of two agricultural information conferences for candidate countries, in Riga and Prague in 2002. Subjects treated in these conferences included: The common agricultural policy - EU enlargement: state of negotiations on agriculture - Agriculture and enlargement: the Irish experience - The perspective of the European Parliament - Sapard Funds - Rural development measures - Market perspectives within the framework of enlargement - The agriculture information tools in the EU.

As previously, the Sofia conference brought together leading representatives from the following sectors: agricultural NGO's, co-operatives, industries, consumer groups, environmental groups, universities and media, as well as government representatives.

 

Speeches and presentations

  • Welcome by Plamen Mollov, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries at the Bulgarian Parliament
  • Intervention by John Malone, Secretary General, Department of Agriculture and Food/An Roinn Talmhaíochta agus Bia, Ireland

 

 

  • Closing address by Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (presented by his Head of Cabinet)
  • Closing speech by Franz Fischler, Member of the European Commission responsible for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries