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Nineteen countries ask the EU for help due to the crisis in the pig sector

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Published Oct 14, 2021

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Nineteen countries of the European Union (EU), among which Spain does not appear, asked Brussels for help this Monday due to the crisis in the pig sector, motivated among other reasons by the fall in demand in China, an issue that was addressed in a Council of Agriculture Ministers Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Romania and Slovakia asked the Commission the activation of exceptional market measures to help producers. "The sharp drop in prices is mainly due to the reduction in exports to China, lower domestic consumption due to Covid-19 and an increase in production," said the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, in his account on Twitter, after meeting with those responsible for Agriculture in Belgium. The document presented by the ministers in the section "miscellaneous" of the Council indicates that the margins in the pig ...
Source: Agrodiario
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