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EU Approves €39.6M Greek Scheme To Help Vegetable Producers Affected By COVID-19

 |  October 22, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €39.6 million (US$46.7 million) Greek scheme to support producers of certain vegetables in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Framework.

The public support will take the form of direct grants. The scheme will be open to producers of “Kalamon” table olives, early watermelons of low coverage, and spring potatoes. 

It will be also open to producers of greenhouse crops of tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplants in Crete. The scheme aims at addressing the liquidity needs of the beneficiaries, thus helping them continue their activities during and after the coronavirus outbreak. The Commission found that the Greek scheme is in line with the conditions of the Temporary Framework. 

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