13 Oct 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 13 OCTOBERBrussels Daily
‘Enjoy, it’s from Europe’: €111 million to promote European agriculture in 2016
In 2016 European food producers will benefit from programmes worth €111 million in support to find new markets outside the European Union and promote consumption of agri-food products inside the EU. Promotion measures are a key part of the measures presented by the European Commission to support farmers. The new promotion policy adopted today will make more resources available, increase the co-financing rate and cut the red tape for the approval of projects. The 2016 programme targets a selected list of third countries where there is the highest potential for growth, in particular in sectors experiencing a particularly difficult market situation, like dairy and pig meat. Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan stated today: “Europe’s agri-food produce is second to none in the global marketplace. The €110 billion EU export market creates jobs and growth in rural areas across Europe. To continue this export drive, I am delighted to unveil this new promotion regime, which will see €111 million leverage further opportunities for EU agri-food produce in new markets, as well as grow our presence in existing markets. I am particularly pleased to announce the ring-fencing of €30 million for the troubled milk and pigmeat sectors as part of the recently announced €500 million agri-markets package. I look forward to mounting a diplomatic offensive in the coming months, leading trade missions to open further opportunities for EU producers across the globe.” A press release is available here.
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