Slovak agriculture heading for the EU membership
G. Blaashttps://doi.org/10.17221/5275-AGRICECONCitation:Blaas G. (2003): Slovak agriculture heading for the EU membership. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 49: 120-127.
The paper analyses the economic and policy gap between the agriculture in Slovakia and the EU member states from the perspective of the future accession of this country to the Union. As it concludes, the deterioration of terms of trade during the transition period creates also problems for the accession negotiations, because this fact seems to legitimate the equitable implementation of the CAP in all member countries after the East-enlargement of the Union. The paper is arguing, on the basis of income simulation, that that the Commission proposal on reduced direct payments for the newly admitted countries would, in case of Slovakia, generate an improvement of the sectoral income only if they are topped by rural development measures.Keywords:
agricultural policy, EU enlargement, farm income, productivity, efficiency, gross margin, accession negotiation, Slovak Republic