UK ahead on cross-compliance

by 5m Editor
16 May 2005, at 12:00am

UK - Implementation of cross-compliance across Europe is, at best, patchy and, at worst, almost non-existent, according to a new study from Birdlife International and the RSPB. The two lobby groups commissioned the report* to see how well member states were applying the new environmental measures that are now a pre-condition for receiving the single farm payment. "The protection of the countryside is being treated with contempt by many EU member states," says Giovanna Pisano, agricultural policy officer at Birdlife International. "Existing laws are being ignored, yet farmers are still receiving generous subsidies paid for by tax payers." Source: FWi

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