Reactions to EU proposal range from 'disappointing' to 'unacceptable'

Original Publication Date: 
1 November, 2005

Initial reactions to the European Union's 28 October proposal on agriculture have been mainly unfavourable, with some countries calling it disappointing and others finding it unacceptable, for various reasons.

Agricultural exporting countries such as the United States, Brazil and Australia expressed disappointment with the market access opportunities offered by the EU.

Many developing countries on the other hand found unacceptable the conditions laid by the EU that they have to make large