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The Common Agriculture Policy of the EU has a long history. Its system of huge subsidies and promoting industrialization - that is large agricultural firms - originated in the 1960's when we had the European Economic Community of the Six (France, Germany (Western), Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). During the transitional period towards a common market (1958-1970), it was President Charled de Gaulle of France, who forced the other members,(through crises and walk outs), to accept the French version of a common agricultural policy, based on common financing,  high subsidies to farmers and high protection against third country farm products.

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