EU and Slovenia Negotiate Agriculture Quotas
Brussels, 28 June - Slovenia and the EU began negotiations on agriculture quotas and premiums in Brussels on Friday. According to Slovene Europe Minister Janez Potocnik, Slovenia has achieved a "substantial move forward" compared to the original EU standpoints on the agriculture chapter. However, only 95 percent of the acquis on agriculture could be negotiated on at this round of talks for Slovenia's EU membership, as the EU has not yet adopted a common standpoint on the financial aspect of the chapter - the system of direct payments for new EU members, said Potocnik after the meeting.
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