Agriculture and rural development

Commission unveils modalities of its €500 million support package for farmers

Commission unveils modalities of its €500 million support package for farmers

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Commission unveils modalities of its €500 million support package for farmers
15/09/2015

Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan presented today to EU Agriculture Ministers the details of the €500 million support package announced last week to support European farmers.

"This is a comprehensive, decisive and robust support package. It is a significant statement of support by the Commission for European agriculture. It reflects in a very concrete way the comment of President Juncker in his State of the Union speech last week, when he described himself as a 'strong supporter of the CAP'", said the Commissioner.

>> Read Commissioner Hogan's speech

All 28 Member States will receive substantial aid worth €420 million in total, allocated in a fair, targeted and effective way to address problems in the dairy and pigmeat sectors, while allowing Member States maximum flexibility in targeting the aid.

>> See the allocation by Member State

Other measures include new Private Storage Aid schemes for dairy and pigmeat and the possibility of advancing direct payments.

>> Read the Q & A on the package of measures to address the market situation