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European Commission presents a €500 million comprehensive package of measures to support European farmers

EU News 239/2015

Brussels, 7 September 2015
IP/15/5599

The Commission is announcing today a comprehensive support package worth €500 million, recognising the difficulties being experienced by producers.

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The focus of this response is threefold: (1) addressing the cash-flow difficulties farmers are facing, (2) stabilising markets and (3) addressing the functioning of the supply chain.

The Commission will propose that the most significant part of the comprehensive package will be provided to all Member States in envelopes to support the dairy sector. In determining the distribution of this aid, we will ensure that it is fairly distributed, targeted and effective, having particular regard to those Member States and those farmers which have been most affected by the market developments. The Commission's intention is to provide maximum discretion to Member States to reflect their specific situations.

Source and additional information:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5599_en.htm?locale=en

File Image: Phil Hogan, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave a press conference on the state of play of European agricultural markets. Date: 26/08/2015 Reference: P-028941/00-08 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2015 URL