MEASURES & IMPACTS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS: new package of exceptional measures for the wine sector and promotional programs

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Pushed by the European Parliament, the Commission has finally adopted a new package of exceptional measures for the wine sector. It also launched two calls for proposals for promotion programmes for fruit and vegetables, wine, milk and dairy products, potatoes and live plants. On the other hand, it issued a refusal to the request to extend exceptional aid – such as for private storage – to the veal and poultry sectors. 

The Council endorsed the Regulation, which allows rural development funds to be granted to farms as part of economic recovery, enabling this measure to enter into force. The ministers also continued to call for aid for the sectors most affected, in particular for the creation of a compensation fund for the wine sector. 

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