Slovenia Insists on Shorter Transition Period for Direct Payments, Agriculture Minister Says

Brussels, 19 March - Slovenia, which expects to be among the first countries to close the EU accession talks on agriculture, will not make concessions in certain points, such as in demands for a shorter transition period for direct payments and lower obligations in payments to the EU budget, said Slovene Agriculture Minister Franci But, who on Tuesday attended a meeting of EU agriculture ministers and their counterparts from the candidate countries.

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