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EU OKs €44.7m worth of Polish state aid to corn producers affected by Ukraine war

18.09.2023 16:00
The European Union’s executive has said it has approved a Polish plan to offer EUR 44.7 million worth of state aid to corn producers affected by Russia's war against Ukraine.
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The European Commission said on Monday it had approved "an approximately EUR 44.7 million (PLN 200 million) Polish scheme to support the corn production sector in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine."

The EU executive added that the support would take the form of direct grants.

According to the European Commission's statement, "the purpose of the measure is to support agricultural producers that, in 2022 or 2023, at least once did not receive payments for corn sold to entities purchasing and trading cereals, and that are at risk of losing financial liquidity due to the difficulties on the agricultural market caused by the current crisis."

The aid will not exceed EUR 250,000 per beneficiary, and will be granted no later than December 31, 2023, the statement also said.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, launching the largest military campaign in Europe since World War II.

Monday is day 572 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Source: PAP, ec.europa.eu