Greek producers affected by Russian food embargo set to receive EU help

The Greek government is looking for the European Union to make sure the country’s producers will be compensated for losses suffered by Russia’s food embargo.

A meeting of agricultural experts from all 28 European Union member states in Brussels is set to go ahead on August 14 2014. “Decisions regarding the size and nature of the compensation will be taken there,” government spokeswoman Sofia Voultepsi said.

On August 11, a meeting chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas which included senior officials from the Finance and Agricultural ministries put Greece’s likely losses this year at 50 million euro.

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