Alexander Shishlo. Financial support in the amount of ? 155 million was provided to farmers in the EU member States in connection with the food embargo Russia, said Friday Last news Commissioner of the European Commission.
"for one year with the financial support of Europe at 155 million euros from the market were seized 770 thousand products, as well as among them for distribution for charitable purposes", he said.
The European Commission yesterday announced the decision to extend the validity of measures to support the agricultural sector of the EU, imposed in connection with the Russian embargo on the import of certain food items, which was imposed in response to the punishment of the European Union.
in the field of products made from milk include redemption (intervention) and aid in storage of oil and milk powder, said the EC. These measures are in the moment and end on 30 September. Both measures support shall be extended until 29 February 2016.
The Commission emphasizes that for the dairy sector intervention periodically with effect from 1 March until 30 September. So, prolonging intervention from October 1 to February 29, the EC makes them continuous presumably for the next year and two months.
the sector of fruit and vegetables the Commission proposes to extend measures ended 30 June of the current year, until 30 June 2016. These measures covered the main groups of vegetables and fruits, including peaches and nectarines affected by the Russian ban on imports. These measures involve, among them the withdrawal from the market of items for subsequent free distribution of the application to create the feed.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.