The CAP and biscuit production in Brittany

European Commission
Brussels, 22/01/2009
Description: 
Has the Common Agricultural Policy been "too successful" in its efforts to control excess production?

Speech Details

Speech number: 
22613
Duration: 
08:17
Language: 
(en) English
Level: 
Advanced / Test-type
Use: 
simultaneous
Type: 
pedagogical material
Domains: 
Economic and Monetary Affairs
Terminology: 
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), poorly informed, excess production, farm surpluses, boost production, mountains of butter, rivers of milk, lakes of wine, at great expense, the taxpayer, set-aside, melt away, shortage of food, rocketing prices, emerging economies, bad harvests, cereals, beef cattle, supply, demand, Brittany, scenic region, shortbread, biscuit manufacturers, hardship, wheat, inputs, waistline, margarine, extra subsidy, phase out, shoppers, hard-hit, SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), a "Mom and Pop" outfit, on a small scale, margins, financial cushion, cash-flow, overdraft facilities, credit crunch, go bust, dunking the biscuits