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The agricultural policy of the European Community. European Documentation [Trade Union Series] 6/1976

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  • Agricultural Science
  • Political Science

Abstract

The a g r i c ~ l t ~ q l - I - , . - policy a ! I I J d of the European Community - - 7 1 I - - EUROPEAN DOCUMENTATION periodical collsvs Text Box Contents 1. Why an agricultural.policy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. A common policy for Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. The main lines of the common agricultural policy . . . . . . . . 8 a) Markets and price policy: principles and machinery. . . . . . . 9 b) External policy: protection without closure . . . . . . . . . 12 c) Social and structural policy: the Manshoit plan and its sequel . . . 15 4. Have the objectives of the Treaty of Rome been achieved? . . . . . 19 a) Productivity, standards of living, steady markets: patchy results . . . 20 b) Agricultural policy: a victim of the currency crisis . . . . . . . 24 c) Surpluses and food prices: realities more complex than had been thought . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . d) Decision procedures and lack of overriding political systems . . . 5. Future prospects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 APPENDICES A. The European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund . . . . . 36 B. European prices: abstract glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 C. Outline bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Statistical sources: EUROSTAT (Statistics Office of the European Communities) and the Directorate-General for Agriculture of the Commission of the European - Communities. Manuscript finished in December 1976.

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