Latvian farmers might receive EUR 4.2 million from EU as support during war in Ukraine

  • 2022-03-30
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian farmers might receive EUR 4.2 million from the EU as support during the war in Ukraine, Agricultural Minister Kaspars Gerhards (National Alliance) said at the a general meeting of the Latvian Farmers Federation.

The ministry's officials are now working on the application.

Gerhards said that in addition to EU support, there might be also aid from the state as the state is allowed to support those sectors which have suffered most, for example, due to increase of prices of mineral fertilizers, fodder, energy resources.

Prime minister's parliamentary secretary Evika Silina (New Unity) said that the overall EU support to the member states will reach EUR 500 million, and Latvia will receive a small share of it.

At the same time, she underscored that increase of costs and change in the market situation is a small price to be paid for security and freedom.