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PM Kopacz proposes aid to farmers

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 17.08.2015 15:15
Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said that the government should help the country's farmers and cattle owners affected by the drought.
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PM Kopacz stressed that some of the farmers are already being aided by the Polish government which is giving them cheap loans, renegotiating favourable instalments for the loans already given and lowering social security contributions.

Despite all the help, the PM claims that more measures must be implemented to avoid further losses.

Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said that any financial subsidies for the farmers and cattle owners affected by the drought will provide support, rather than simply offering compensation. Sawicki stressed that the funds are supposed to help reduce the damage and allow the farmers to have better results next year.

The drought in Poland has lasted for more than two weeks, with losses of crops estimated at around 20-30 percent. (tf/rg/rk)

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