Loans for farmers

THE AGRICULTURE ministry wants to agree with commercial banks to provide short-term mortgages to Slovak farmers at advantageous rates to enable them to buy local land.

The move comes as a reaction to fears that richer EU farmers could buy local land once Slovakia enters the EU in May 2004.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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