Slovak officials cry foul at new EU quotas

Slovak agriculture officials are crying foul in response to EU lowering of sugar market quotas that would lead to cuts in Slovak sugar production.

We aren't overproducing any more, so I don't see any reason for further tightening, said Slovak Food and Agriculture Chamber (SPPK) spokesman Stanislav Nemec.

In February of this year, the European Union cut the sugar-production quota for 2007-2008 by 13.5 percent, or 2 million tons. Some countries that had already made big cuts, such as Slovakia, were required to cut their sugar production by up to seven percent more.

Slovakia, like Hungary and the Czech Republic, cut its production at the launch of this reform back in 2004 after joining the Union, so the reduction should not concern us, said SPPK vice-chairman Dušan Janíček.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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