EC approves EUR 91 mln Romanian scheme in support of farmers

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The European Commission approved a EUR 91 million Romanian state aid scheme in support of bovine, pig and poultry producers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission said on Tuesday.

The aid will be dispatched in the form of direct grants not exceeding EUR 290,000 per beneficiary and no later than June 30, the Commission said.

The measure is aimed at reducing the liquidity issues faced by farmers as a result of the measures taken by the Romanian government to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

Of the total support package, bovine farmers will get RON 170 million, RON 167 million have been allocated to swine farmers, while poultry producers are entitled to RON 116 million. 

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