Lithuanian farmers receive final EU payouts for last year's downpours

  • 2018-08-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian farmers have received the final EU payouts in compensation for the last year's downpours. The final amount of over 2 million euros was paid out on Friday.

The National Payments Agency says the biggest share of 6.8 million euros was paid on Aug. 10, with over 3,500 farmers receiving support.

Early this year, the European Commission also allocated 9.12 million euros for compensation to Lithuanian farmers for damaged winter crops or inability to sow winter crops.

The Lithuanian government plans to pay additional 9 million euros from the state budget to farmers affected by downpours.

Last year, downpours caused damage to farmers in around 20 Lithuanian municipalities.