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Reader Feedback: More time needed for subsidies debate

Re: "Farm quotas and subsidies battle will go down to wire,"By Lukáš Fila, Vol. 8 No. 27, July 15 - 21

When you read this article, you can't help but think that this subsidy and quota issue is having to be dealt with far too rapidly.

If Slovakia for instance produces a very tasty cheese and manages to make this product popular in the US, it should make no difference to the EU how much cheese Slovakia makes, for this particular product would actually leave the EU and bring in dollars.

Furthermore, at the top of the agenda should be the ability of a member country to balance its books. Why import something you can make (and already are making) yourself, when you do not as yet export enough to be able to pay for needed imports, let alone unnecessary ones?

Oscar Stolk

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