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Slovakia - Agriculture

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Short-term priorities

  • to continue alignment of veterinary and plant health legislation and improve inspection;
  • to create a vineyard register.

Assessment (November 2000)

Little progress has been made on aligning veterinary and plant heath legislation and on improving frontier inspection posts. The vineyard register has not yet been completed.

Assessment (November 2001)

Good progress has been made on aligning veterinary legislation. Efforts still need to be made in the plant health sector and as regards the establishment of inspection posts at the external borders. There has been some preparatory work on drawing up the vineyard register.

Assessment (October 2002)

Alignment has continued in the veterinary and plant heath sectors.

Assessment (November 2003)

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

Medium-term priorities

  • aligning with Community rules on agriculture (in particular animal and plant health, with particular emphasis on inspections at the external frontiers);
  • developing the capacity to implement and enforce the common agricultural policy (CAP), in particular the fundamental management mechanisms and the administrative structures required in order to monitor the agricultural markets and to implement structural and rural development measures;
  • adopting and implementing veterinary and plant-health rules;
  • bringing certain food processing centres and testing and diagnostic facilities up to scratch;
  • restructuring the agri-food industry.

Assessment (October 1999)

No progress has been made in this area.

Assessment (November 2000)

No progress has been made in this area.

Assessment (November 2001)

Little progress has been recorded as regards the mechanisms and management structures of the common agricultural policy. The food processing industry must be restructured and inspection posts must be set up at the future external borders.

Assessment (October 2002)

Slovakia must make progress on strengthening its administrative capacities. Border control systems must also be set up and food processing centres upgraded. Slovakia must also introduce the integrated administration and control system.

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 98/262/EC of 30.3.1998
Official Journal L 121, 23.4.1998

Decision 1999/853/EC of 6.12.1999
Official Journal L 335, 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97) 2004 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(98) 703 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(1999) 511 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2000) 711 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2001) 700 final - SEC(2001) 1754
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2002) 700 final - SEC(2002) 1410
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1209
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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