Following last week’s recommendation by the European Commission to open formal accession talks with Ukraine, Joachim Rukwied, the president of the German Farmers’ Association (DBV), warned of its consequences on the agricultural sector.

Accession would “lead to the demise of family farming in Europe”, he told a press conference on the future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Wednesday (15 November).

Rukwied pointed to Ukraine’s large agricultural sector and the fact that the average farm in the country is many times larger than in the EU.

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