MADR's Botanoiu: Romania officially submitted to EC a report on the state of its fruit and vegetables sector

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Romania has officially submitted to the European Commission a report on the situation of its fruit and vegetables sector following the embargo imposed by the Russian Federation on food products from the European Union, but proposals for financial aid to Romanian producers will be unveiled at a meeting in Brussels on August 14, State Secretary with Romania's Ministry of Agriculture Daniel Botanoiu told Agerpres on Tuesday.

'Last week, we informally submitted a note to the European Commission regarding the state of Romania's fruit and vegetables sector following the embargo imposed by the Russian Federation on fruit and vegetables from Romania, and on August 12, the note was officially submitted to Brussels. Romania's proposal aims to cover losses sustained by producers, irrespective of how they are organised. We will ask for aid depending om the solution taken by the European Commission, but for the time being there is no damage assessment,' said Botanoiu.

He added that on August 11, Directorate General Agriculture of the European Commission looked into the impact of the sanctions imposed by Russia on the market, while on August 12, at a new extraordinary meeting of the EU's Political and Security Committee talks focused on how the measures taken by Russia affect EU's agriculture and trade. On August 14, an extraordinary meeting of the Management Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets will be held in Brussels, where each member state will present its specific issues and proposals.

'At the meeting of August 14, one of the possible solutions for the compensation of producers' losses will be approved. It can be public intervention, green harvesting or free distribution. Depending on the solution, Romania will...

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