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EU Ministers Call for Aiding Poor Countries as Food Prices Rise

Brussels, 19 May - The Slovenian EU presidency initiated at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels on Monday a debate on the causes for high food prices. The prices prompted many EU agriculture ministers to call for aiding the poorest countries and stress that the EU agriculture policy was not to blame.

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Agriculture Minister Iztok Jarc (right) and Agriculture Ministry State Secretary Branka Tome at a meeting of the EU agriculture ministers.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Agriculture Minister Iztok Jarc (right) and Agriculture Ministry State Secretary Branka Tome at a meeting of the EU agriculture ministers.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Agriculture Minister Iztok Jarc (right) and Agriculture Ministry State Secretary Branka Tome at a meeting of the EU agriculture ministers.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Slovenian Agriculture Minister Iztok Jarc (right) and Agriculture Ministry State Secretary Branka Tome at a meeting of the EU agriculture ministers.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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