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Malta - Agriculture

Short-term priorities:

Agriculture

  • Preparing the measures necessary for the creation and operation of administrative structures responsible for the common agricultural policy and rural development policy;
  • Continuing to align veterinary and plant health legislation and improving inspection arrangements, particularly at the future external borders.

Assessment (November 2001)

There has been progress only on alignment with the veterinary acquis. Border controls must be reinforced. A start has been made on preparing to implement the common agricultural and rural development policy.

Assessment (October 2002)

Malta must complete its transposition of agricultural legislation.

Assessment (November 2003)

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

Medium-term priorities:

Agriculture

  • Continuing preparations for implementing the common agricultural policy and rural development policy.

Assessment (November 2001)

Malta has made only limited progress.

Assessment (October 2002)

Malta must continue its efforts to align with Community legislation.

Fisheries

  • Continuing with alignment, particularly as regards control, imports, State aid and bringing the fleet register into compliance.

Assessment (November 2001)

Malta has made some progress by adopting framework legislation to prepare for the adoption of the remaining acquis.

Assessment (October 2002)

Despite the fact that there has been some progress, major efforts must be made in this area.

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 2000/249/EC of 20.03.2000Official Journal L 78, 29.03.2000

Commission Report COM(2001) 700 final - SEC(2001) 1751Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final - SEC(2002) 1407Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1206Not published in the Official Journal

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

Last updated: 19.11.2004

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