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Document 11997E033

Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version)
Part Three: Community policies
Title II: Agriculture
Article 33
Article 39 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)
Article 39 - EEC Treaty

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/treaty/tec_1997/art_33/oj

11997E033

Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version) - Part Three: Community policies - Title II: Agriculture - Article 33 - Article 39 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version) - Article 39 - EEC Treaty

Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0190 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0017 - Consolidated version
(EEC Treaty - no official publication available)


Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version)

Article 33

1. The objectives of the common agricultural policy shall be:

(a) to increase agricultural productivity by promoting technical progress and by ensuring the rational development of agricultural production and the optimum utilisation of the factors of production, in particular labour;

(b) thus to ensure a fair standard of living for the agricultural community, in particular by increasing the individual earnings of persons engaged in agriculture;

(c) to stabilise markets;

(d) to assure the availability of supplies;

(e) to ensure that supplies reach consumers at reasonable prices.

2. In working out the common agricultural policy and the special methods for its application, account shall be taken of:

(a) the particular nature of agricultural activity, which results from the social structure of agriculture and from structural and natural disparities between the various agricultural regions;

(b) the need to effect the appropriate adjustments by degrees;

(c) the fact that in the Member States agriculture constitutes a sector closely linked with the economy as a whole.

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