The European Commission on the background introduced by Russia punishments will discuss the possibility of assistance from the EU budget manufacturers products from the milk of Finland and the Baltic countries, the European Commissioner said Dacian Ciolo?.
" We focused, in the 1-St of all, on the market of milk in connection with the Russian embargo. We discussed the possibility of presenting proposals for targeted financial support to the most affected (the embargo) countries, those most strongly dependent on exports of milk in the Russian Federation. This 3 Baltic countries and Finland, " said Ciolo?, RIA " Novosti ". Details of possible support plan he never said, adding, however, that support will be limited." We are in a difficult budget conditions, " he said. According to the Commissioner, if the aid of specific entrepreneurs in these 4 countries will not be provided, they have the opportunity to fail. These countries are selected because they will be difficult to quickly reorient exports of milk from Russia to other markets. Remember, Russia August in response to punishment in Western countries due to the country's position on Ukraine introduced a complete ban on the export of beef, pork, fruits, poultry, cheese and milk from the EU, USA, Australia, Canada and Norway, which introduced sanctions against Russia. In the last month of summer, the European Commission has allocated 33 million in support of market peaches and nectarines, 125 million euros to help manufacturers of perishable fruits and vegetables, targeted support to farmers for storing butter, dry milk and cheese, as well as ? 30 million for programs to promote European agricultural products. The damage from the embargo Russia EC was analyzed in 5 billion euros. In September, the European Commission again decided to give the farmers an additional 165 million euros.