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Slovene Agriculture Officials Have Mixed Feelings about EC's Standpoints

Ljubljana, 18 April - Slovenia has managed to persuade the European Commission to raise the quotas for areas for the cultivation of crops from 94,192 to 124,006 hectares, which is a great success for Slovene negotiators, Agriculture Minister Franc But said in a response to the Commission's latest negotiating standpoints for agriculture. A much less favourable opinion was voiced by the Chairman of the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry (KGZS) Peter Vrisk, who said that Brussels' treatment of Slovene agriculture was extremely negative. "If Slovenia enters the EU under such conditions, Slovene agriculture will be halved."

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