Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry Receives Applications for Aid for Russian Food Embargo

Business | September 1, 2014, Monday // 10:16|  views

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Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry has announced it is receiving applications for aid to compensate the damage caused by the Russian import ban.

The total budget of the aid scheme for all EU Member States amounts to EUR 125 M, and an additional EUR 30 M for peaches and nectarines.

Farmers may file applications for tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, peppers, cauliflower, cucumbers, gherkins, mushrooms, apples, pears, raspberries, wine, plums, peaches and nectarines.

The submission of applications for participation in the aid scheme is organized so as to allow Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry to collect data which will be notified to the European Commission.

The information will be used to determine the amount of financial resources allocated to Bulgaria.

Bulgarian agricultural workers may receive aid for edible fruit and vegetables withdrawn from the market or edible fruit and vegetables not offered on the market, according to the Agriculture Ministry.

The applications may cite both harvested and unharvested fruit and vegetables.

Agricultural workers should submit applications as soon as possible because the EC will receive the so-called notifications until the financial resources under the scheme are depleted, according to experts.

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Tags: Agriculture Ministry, import ban, European Commission


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