“Rural Development Seminar”, 26 May, 2010, Montenegro

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Representative of the General Secretariat of the SWG participated at the Rural Development Seminar which was organized within the framework of the Twining Project MN 08/IB/AG/01 “Support to establish an IPA Rural Development Programming and Implementation System in Montenegro”.

The seminar was organized on May 26th in Montenegro with the main objective to raise the overall awareness about the ongoing process of preparation to IPARD, the roles that different stakeholders take in it, the opportunities and challenges ahead.

The main topics:

  • EU Agricultural Policy and Rural Development – special challenge for potential candidate countries, and
  • Experiences on SAPARD implementation and other pre accession instruments in Bulgaria

were presented by two International Speakers: Mr. Franz Fischler, former European Union’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries and Mrs. Meglena Plugtschieva-Alexandrova, Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria.