- 5 Dec 2013 8:00 AM
The commission turned to the court and asked it to rule on whether the subsidies contravened EU rules on the internal market.
Wednesday’s court ruling found against the commission’s argument. The aim of the support is to ensure that farmers are able to make use of an amount of land that ensures they are competitive.
Earlier, all four countries undertook to withdraw the subsidy by the end of 2009. But in light of the economic crisis, Hungary was among countries which asked the ministerial council to approve an extension to the end of this year. The council approved the request.
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