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Suspension of EU export subsidy on chicken leads to protest in France

The European Union's decision to cut subsidies on chicken exports this week sparked protests in France, the main beneficiary of the subsidy, with companies claiming that international competition has been intensified and that the decision will lead to job losses.
On Thursday a market management committee ended subsidies for frozen chicken exporters, after reducing it from € 325 (US$ 430) per ton to € 217 in October 2012, and € 108.50 in January this year.


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