30 Jul 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 30 JULYBrussels Daily
Safety net measures for European dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended
Safety net measures for the European dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors will be extended into 2016. The European Commission is currently finalising the last details with a view to formally adopting the relevant legal decisions in the coming weeks. The European Commission is aware of the challenges faced by European producers and is committed to making the necessary efforts to support them. EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan already announced his intention to extend measures during the most recent Council of Agriculture Ministers on 13 July, adding today: “The significant actions taken to date by the European Union have demonstrated the solidarity of the EU with farmers most affected by the Russian ban. These actions also played an important part in mitigating the effects of the ban. Now, almost a year later, with the ban prolonged, we need to continue to provide a safety net in order to give security to producers who continue to face difficulties in relation to the ban.” Global demand for milk and dairy products has deteriorated throughout 2014 and the first half of 2015 notably due to the slowdown in imports from China and intention of the Russian government to prolong for another year the unjustified and illegal ban on imports of agricultural products from the EU until August 2016. A press release is available here.
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