EU defends proposal to cut farm subsidies

The EU Commission has defended its budget plans to reduce farm subsidies. Speaking before the parliament of the Belgion region of Wallonia, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the reduction of farm subsidies would not be a "massacre", but rather a "re-shaping" of the agriculture fund. The proposal comes as part of a bigger, new, multi-year EU budget set to trigger battles among member states over how to fill the funding gap left by Britain's exit next year. Juncker said:...

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