Measures & impacts related to the Covid 19 crisis: end of meat storage aid
At European Parliament level, Anne Sander MEP was appointed rapporteur for the EPP group in the Agriculture Committee on the EU recovery plan.
The European Commission has suspended and then closed the two public aid schemes for the meat storage (beef and lamb) due to their low level of uptake. It has also presented guidelines for the protection of seasonal workers in the EU.
In the Council, Ministers unanimously asked the Commission to continue to monitor the market situation rigorously, and call for more support for the pig, olive and wine sectors through more market intervention measures.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have warned that 27 “at-risk” countries are threatened by an imminent food crisis due to the pandemic.
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