EU enlargement in agriculture and the WTO process

https://doi.org/10.17221/5268-AGRICECONCitation:Tangermann S. (2003): EU enlargement in agriculture and the WTO process. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 49: 71-79.
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Inclusion of the countries in Central Europe (CECs) in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union raises a large number of issues, not the least in the context of the accession negotiations among the current EU member states and the newcomers. However, in the process of enlargement, negotiations will also be necessary with other countries. This is because both the EU and the accession candidates have commitments in the WTO and inclusion of the CECs in the CAP may affect the nature of these commitments, as well as the ability of the enlarged Union to honour them. The paper deals with the fundamental problems in connection with presented themes.
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