THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND IN HUNGARY
2006, 7 (3) p. 595-599
In this study, the evolution and development of the rural development policy – which was unifi ed by the rural development regulations of the EU – is examined. The latest CAP-reform in 2003, meant a milestone to put the supports from the fi rst pillar (market policy) to the second pillar (rural development) through compulsory modulation. Council Regulation 1783/2003/EC was accepted in September 2003, which modifi ed the former regulation (1257/1999/EC). In 2005, 1698/2005/EC regulation contained measures for the next budgetary period from 2007 and 2013. With the accession to the European Union on fi rst of May in 2004, Hungary obtained rights and accepted obligations. Hungary created two plans between 2004 and 2006, in order to get rural development supports. Beyond the experiences of the fi rst three years of the accession, the objective is to create a new comprehensive plan for the next budgetary period, between 2007 and 2013.