Briefing notes

Hungarian-German agricultural relations further strengthen

Germany is a key partner of Hungary in the exchange of agricultural goods and common agricultural and environmental policies of the European Union.

Minister of Agriculture István Nagy emphasized that Hungary will continue to work on making joint cooperation even more effective in the coming period. 

If the demand for high-quality, sustainably produced food in Germany increases, it will also be a success for Hungarian farmers supplying Western markets, he added. 

The minister commended Johannes Haindl for the fact that, as President-in-Office of the European Union, Germany had made significant progress in this area, including in the negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). We will build on these during the second half of 2021, when Hungary will hold the presidency of the Visegrad Four, the minister stressed. 

Hungary will provide the highest possible national co-financing in the EU to the EU rural development funds — 80 percent instead of the 17.5 percent support of previous years. 

István Nagy also drew attention to Hungary’s support of family farms, preservation of the countryside, strengthening of sustainable farming and development of the food industry.

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