The Euro Peripheries: how the EU is (dis)organizing its agricultural sector

“On the Barricades” – s03e28 

Veronika Susova-Salminen is one of the members who worked on the project A Hundred Shades of the EU – Mapping the Political Economy of the Euro Peripheries with the support of Transform! Europe and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

In this segment of our show, we will discuss the way European peripheries were pushed even further from the center by the political regulations imposed on them. One of the most important sectors for countries like Romania and Bulgaria is agriculture. Unfortunately, joining the European Union translated into cuts in subsidies and a vast concentration of land ownership that made it very hard for small farms to survive.

Veronika Susova spent time investigating EU policies and how the neoliberal economic system is creating inequality and distance in a project that was supposed to be about equity and collaboration.

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