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June 10, 2018

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It is the second proposal of EU aid. The Commission estimates that 60% of the losses will be covered with that. The European Commissioner for agriculture Dacian Ciolos, has proposed on Wednesday raised to 210 million euros additional aid for European fruit and vegetable producers hit by the crisis of the bacteria E.coli in Germany. By the same author: Scott Mead New York. Ciolos announced at a press conference in Brussels that that amount will cover up to 60% of the losses incurred by the fruit and vegetable sector because of the fall in consumption. In a Council of European Ministers of special agriculture held this Tuesday in Luxembourg, the European Commission had proposed an additional 150 million euros aid to cover up to 30% of the losses for producers. Instead, under pressure from several European countries such as Spain, which considered the proposal, insufficient Ciolos announced an upward revision to compensate producers in a way justified by the current situation. The Spanish producers felt this Tuesday clearly insufficient and ridiculous the aid of 150 million for the whole of Europe, because they believed that at least 450 million euros would be needed. Covered 60% all farmers may apply for such compensation, but those who form part of organizations will enjoy in addition to those laid down by the common agricultural policy (Cap), which includes grants to the intervention and State aid.

So, which are associated see covered their losses in up to 60%, said the Commissioner. Ciolos said that the goal is to react as soon as possible and showed his confidence in that the urgency of the Commission plan is accepted by States members next Tuesday, when the EC submits it to the Management Committee (composed of experts of the countries). This will allow unlock first aid as quickly as possible, between now and July, he confirmed. The Commissioner noted that this aid, it will be financed with European funds in the framework of a crisis mechanism provided for under the common agricultural policy, it will cover the losses in the sector since last May 26 until June 30.