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Latest Franz Fischler Stories

2008-10-09 06:00:29

By Dan Buglass Rural THE Common Agricultural Policy, which comes at a cost in the region of 40 billion (GBP 36bn) to European taxpayers, was last subject to a major review in 2004, with the new regime taking effect on 1 January 2005. That process was dubbed by the then agricultural commissioner, Franz Fischler, as a "mid-term" review, but it was the most radical shake-up in the 40-year history of the CAP. Fischler managed to convince member states that the best interests of both...

2008-10-07 18:00:00

By Steve Dube A FUTURE of price boom and bust faces farmers with the arrival of Russia as a major player in the grain market. Former EUFarmCommissioner Franz Fischler haswarnedthat a massive European cereal harvest this year will force prices down this autumn. And prices will plunge even further with the rise of cereal production in the Black Sea region, Ukraine, Moldova and Russia. "Europe's main competitors in crop production at themoment are South America and the US but the...

2008-06-26 12:02:42

By STEPHANIE RUBENSTEIN Hand-in-hand, around 200 elementary school pupils stood along the Acre shoreline on Sunday, in protest of the water pollution that has left the beaches there subject to closures for a second summer. The children, who were joined by other locals, the Zalul Environmental Association of Israel and an organization of 40 environmentalists called the Green Cell, sought to bring attention to environmental damage in the city. Sewage traveling down the Na'aman...