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Spain: Planas will request aid for the beekeeping sector and will support wine distillation measures

Updated Mar 20, 2023
Spain will ask the European Commission for aid to the beekeeping sector and will support a crisis distillation for the wine sector, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, said on Monday. In addition, it will call attention to the complicated situation of the sugar beet sector, Planas said upon arrival at a Council of European Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries. The three issues, "fundamental" for Spain, will be mentioned in the item on the Council's agenda in which the market situation will be reviewed. "The beekeeping sector is going through a difficult situation," among other things due to the large imports of honey from third countries, such as China or Ukraine, the minister said. In this context, he said that he will ask Brussels for "help" and that he will also insist on the proposal to indicate the country of origin and the percentage on the label of honey, an issue already discussed last January by the EU countries. On wine, Planas explained that ...
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