Bulgaria, Romania fail to win EU backing for more compensation for dairy farmers hit by Russian embargo
Bulgaria and Romania have failed to win compensation for dairy farmers negatively affected by a Russian ban on imports of dairy products from the European Union, Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Dessislava Taneva said after a January 26 meeting of the EU’s agriculture and fisheries council.
The council decided that there was no crisis in the industry and no need for emergency measures.
Taneva said that in November 2104, the price of milk in Bulgaria had fallen by 14 per cent following an earlier decline, and she would raise the issue again at the next meeting of the EU agriculture and fisheries council.
The decision that there was no crisis in the industry was based on an analysis of prices of milk and milk products in all EU countries, specially prepared for the council meeting.
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