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Brussels, 16 August 2001

Commission decides advance payments to reimburse Member States for spending relating to FMD crisis

The Commission has adopted four Decisions authorising 400 million euro of advance payments to Member States to reimburse compensation paid to farmers for animals slaughtered. Advances of 355 million euro are allocated to the UK, 39 million euro to the Netherlands, 3.3 million euro to France and 2.7 million euro to Ireland.

Under the terms of Council Decision 90/424/EEC 1 the Community budget shall contribute 60% of the eligible costs incurred by the Member States. These advances take into account Commission estimates of the average value of the animals slaughtered, or their value as declared by the national authorities where it is lower.

The final and total amount of the compensation to Member States will not be fixed until the Commission has further pursued financial and veterinary inspections in the Member States concerned, and until the Member States have introduced their official and final claims. The Member States' representatives in the Standing Veterinary Committee gave a favourable opinion on these allocations at the meeting of the Committee which was held on July 11, 2001.

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1 0/424/EEC: Council Decision of 26 June 1990 on expenditure in the veterinary field Official Journal L 224 , 18/08/1990 P. 0019 - 0028

Released on 20/08/2001

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