The Europeanization of Turkish Public Policies: A Scorecard
Taylor and Francis
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This chapter describes an overview of developments in the Turkish agricultural sector prior to the start of accession negotiations. It deals with on commitments. The chapter discusses the implementation issues. It also discusses the determination of budgetary costs of implementation. In the European Union (EU) the acquis on agriculture covers a large number of binding rules. It is emphasized that proper application of these rules and their effective enforcement by an efficient public administration are essential for the functioning of the common agricultural policy (CAP). The chapter deals with the real value of total of personnel expenditures, current expenditures and investment expenditures at Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL) would have increased at the same annual growth rate as that of real value added in agriculture, if the Accession Partnership had not been implemented. MoFAL together with the Ministry of Economy are responsible for checks for conformity to marketing standards.