Farmers in crisis given new CAP tools, Russian phytosanitary ban continues


A few people look at pigs in an enclosure installed outside of the European Union Agriculture ministers meeting venue in Brussels, Belgium, 14 March 2016. Farmers protest against low selling prices.

The European Commission has sought to address the severe market imbalances in dairy and meat market, while looking to take a step towards the lifting of unjustified or disproportionate phytosanitary measures on third countries, including Russia.

With a package of exceptional measures in order to complete the €500 million support package announced last September, Agriculture and Rural Developement Commissioner Phil Hogan, addressed to the Agriculture Council on Monday.
"This is a package of measures which can have a material and positive impact on European agricultural markets and it should now be given the chance to succeed", said Hogan.
Hogan announced the additional measures planned by the European Commission, which use all the tool...

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