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European Commission Proposes Support Measures for Pork Sector

  • 16 Sep 08:44

An estimated 6,000 European farmers brought Brussels to a standstill last week when bureaucrats formulated strategies to stabilise the sector. But farm leaders have warned the European Commission’sComprehensive Package of Measuresis “far from sufficient” to have a noticeable impact. They are concerned that the €500 million promised will not compensate for the loss of €5.5 billion pulled from EU farmers through Russia’s imports ban. As part of the proposed Package of Measures, pork products should benefit from an increase in promotion package funding, a new Private Storage Aid scheme and the opening of new markets,. Read more...