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EU Commission proposes €9.5m crisis fund for Irish farmers

Part of a €330 million package for EU farmers that have been impacted by adverse events,



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29 June 2023

The European Commission is proposing to allocate a €9.5 million support package to Irish farmers.

This is part of a €330 million package for farmers across 22 EU member states that have been impacted by adverse climatic events, high input costs, and diverse market and trade related issues.

Ireland will be among the member states to benefit from this exceptional support from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Countries may complement this EU support up to 200% with national funds.

The measure will be voted by member states at the next committee meeting for the common organisation of agricultural markets.

proposes to mobilise additional EU funding for The new support package will consistIn addition, Member States today approved the €100 million support package for farmers in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia presented on 3 May. Several other measures, including a possibility of higher advance payments should support farmers affected by adverse climatic events.

EU farmers from Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, and Sweden will benefit from this exceptional support of €330 million from the CAP budget.

Amounts available to Member States (in €)
Austria 5 529 091
Belgium 3 912 118
Croatia 3 371 029
Cyprus 574 358
Czechia 6 862 150
Denmark 6 352 520
Estonia 1 722 597
Finland 4 269 959
France 53 100 820
Germany 35 767 119
Greece 15 773 591
Ireland 9 529 841
Italy 60 547 380
Latvia 6 796 780
Lithuania 10 660 962
Luxembourg 462 680
Malta 240 896
Netherlands 4 995 081
Portugal 11 619 548
Slovenia 1 234 202
Spain 81 082 911
Sweden 5 594 367

If approved the national authorities will distribute the aid directly to farmers to compensate them for the economic losses due to the market disturbances, the consequences of high input prices and rapidly falling agricultural product prices and, where relevant, for the damage caused by the recent climate events.

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