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Agriculture Minister urges fundamental changes in EU agricultural policy

Istvan Nagy, Hungary's agriculture minister, has called for fundamental changes in the EU's agricultural policy which he said was only possible by ousting the current elite.

“Brussels has sacrificed European farmers on the altar of environment protection,” Nagy told Hungarian journalists after a meeting of EU agricultural ministers in Luxembourg, adding that “the current situation of the EU’s agricultural sector is a true reflection of the performance of EU decision-makers over the past five years”.

Rules drafted by Brussels’ bureaucrats and the reality experienced by the farmers “on the lands” come nowhere close, the minister said, urging a new leadership that puts the interests of EU farmers before the interests of countries outside the bloc and makes decisions to protect European farmers.

“This is also at stake at the upcoming EP election on November 9,” said Nagy.

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