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Section: General News - European Union (EU) farm ministers agreed on Thursday to reform the 27-nation bloc's common agriculture policy by shifting more farm subsidies to rural development and liberalizing the dairy market.
"Everyone had to deliver sacrifices... But every member state can go back and say they achieved something in the negotiations," EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel told a news conference early Thursday after all-night negotiations.
"I am very happy we made it without changing the basic instruments of the original proposal," she added.
The European Commission proposed in May a "health check" of the EU's common …