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‘Backward step’: Parliament’s CAP compromise criticised by commissioner

‘Backward step’: Parliament’s CAP compromise criticised by commissioner

The European Commission’s top agriculture official has urged the European Parliament to reconsider its position on proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy, saying that a deal struck by its... Read more

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