the hottest and most demanding challenge for countries in Central
Eastern Europe is the topic of accession to the European Union.
Given the fact that the agricultural sector plays a significant
role in the national economies of this region we may assume that
the successful realisation of agricultural integration will be
a key factor in the overall process. Besides institutional harmonisation
we find that the effective dissemination of EU related information
to agricultural entrepreneurs, farmers, consultants and other
rural entities is an inevitable task. Many of our information
offices can only provide general reference publications and limited
advisory services to those interested while there are no specific
and widely available information resources at all for those working
in the agriculture and rural economy. This is even more the situation
for internet content. To solve this problem, GAK (Agribusiness
Centre of St. Stephen University) by the request of the Ministry
of Agriculture and Regional Development has started up a pilot
internet/teletext project in favour of developing a tailor made
EU Information Service. As of today we present online almost all
area-specific legislation materials, the electronic version of
the Official Journal with related regulations, news services from
EU and domestic resources. All information is daily updated and
each piece of textual data is translated to the Hungarian language.
Our system will be presented during CUC 2001.