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The European Commission is surprised at the indignant reactions in France to the 'neither new nor revolutionary' words spoken by the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture Mariann Fischer Boel on the future developments for EU farmers (see Europolitics 3218). 'The Health review (in 2008/09) will not include a major reform. The CAP budget will remain the same until 2013. But for the rest, if we realise that there will be less money available, we will have to be clear about what we want,' explained her spokesperson to the AFP. After the protests of French farmers unions, the French minister for agriculture wrote to Ms Fischer Boel to reject...

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