Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Sarko accepts budget cuts

President Sarkozy has accepted the reality of CAP budget cuts, provided they are offset by greater import protection for farmers: Sarko

Farmers do not lack protection as it is with many tariffs in the three figure range. Sarko says that imported products should be produced to the same standard as in the EU which sounds reasonable enough but in fact is a way of excluding developing country exports altogether.

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