The Consequences of Enlargement for EU Agriculture

01-10-2001

The significant structural changes that have been occurring in rural Europe, especially since the beginning of the last decade, involve the declining role of agriculture, the enhancement of structural development policies, the diversification of rural labour markets and the increasing importance of environmental issues. EU enlargement is going to create both pressure and opportunities in existing EU Member States and accession counties.

The significant structural changes that have been occurring in rural Europe, especially since the beginning of the last decade, involve the declining role of agriculture, the enhancement of structural development policies, the diversification of rural labour markets and the increasing importance of environmental issues. EU enlargement is going to create both pressure and opportunities in existing EU Member States and accession counties.