EUR 28m package for Baltic Milk Producers19 November 2014
by eub2 -- last modified 19 November 2014
The European Commission on 18 November confirmed its intention to adopt a EUR 28m support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new package is the latest in a series adopted by the Commission in response to the Russian ban on the importation of certain EU agricultural products.
The amount of support being provided to each of the three countries is €6.9m for Estonia, €7.7m for Latvia and €14.1m for Lithuania, based on their respective 2013/2014 milk production levels within national quotas.
The support measure for the Baltic countries follows earlier specific market support measures for peaches & nectarines, perishable fruit & vegetables and the dairy sector, as well as an additional €30 million for promotion programmes.
This measure will be a further Delegated Regulation taken under the Commission's own authority. Experts will be consulted on the measure on 20 November and the Commission will adopt the measure shortly afterwards.