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There are several common elements of the EU policy in the field of organic farming and environmental protection. Some of them stem from joint aims and instruments and some of them are formally established. Basically speaking, the main common elements are determined by the impacts which organic farming has on environment and environmental measures on conditions for organic farming. The most important policy instruments and source of law of the EU contains provisions which illustrate various relationships between organic farming and environmental protection: European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming, the Sixth Community Environment Action Plan, the European Уnion Strategy for Sustainable Development, Strategy for soil protection, European Уnion forest strategy, Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 of 24 June 1991 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs. Besides that, it has to be mentioned several source of law relating to the water management, waste management, chemical products and fertilizer, atmospheric pollution, and particularly protection of biodiversity. European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming defined three groups of measures : developing the market by informing consumers, making public support more effective and improving and reinforcing Community standards.

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