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Hungary - Agriculture

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Short-term priorities:

  • veterinary and plant health sector: further alignment and upgrading of inspections, particularly at the future external borders;
  • modernisation of meat and milk processing plants so that they meet Community hygiene and public health standards;
  • establishment of a vineyard register.

Assessment (November 2000)

No further alignment has been achieved in the veterinary sector. Progress has been made on plant health. There have been no new developments where controls at external borders are concerned and no progress has been made on modernising meat and milk processing plants.

Assessment (November 2001)

Efforts have been made in the veterinary field and to modernise meat and dairy production sites. An operational vineyard register should soon be established.

Assessment (October 2002)

Hungary is continuing with alignment in the veterinary and plant health sector. Border inspection posts and agri-food establishments must be brought up to standard.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • alignment with the Community's agricultural legislation (especially as regards veterinary and plant health matters and external border controls in particular); attention to environmental aspects of agriculture and biodiversity;
  • development of the capacity to implement and enforce the common agricultural policy, in particular the fundamental management mechanisms and administrative structures needed to monitor the agricultural markets;
  • implementation of structural and rural development measures;
  • adoption and implementation of veterinary and plant health requirements;
  • upgrading of certain food processing plants and testing and diagnostic facilities;
  • restructuring of the agri-food sector.

Assessment (October 1999)

Hungary has made only limited progress in this area, notably by preparing to implement gradually the common agricultural policy.

Assessment (November 2000)

No progress has been made on this priority.

Assessment (November 2001)

Hungary has made some progress in establishing the administrative and legal framework for the common organisations of the market. A food strategy was adopted in April 2001 and a food safety agency is due to be established.

Assessment (October 2002)

Hungary continues to make progress but efforts must be made to implement the integrated administration and control system and set up the Sapard agency.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

REFERENCES

Decision 99/850/EC of 6.12.1999
Official Journal L 335, 28.12.1999

Commission opinion COM(97) 2001 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(98) 700 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(1999) 505 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2000) 705 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2001) 700 final - SEC(2001) 1748
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2002) 700 final - SEC(2002) 1404
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1205
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Last updated: 19.11.2004
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