EU calls for help to poultry farms

by 5m Editor
24 March 2006, at 12:00am

EU - EU agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has called for extra help to poultry farmers suffering from market collapse in the wake of the H5N1 strain of avian flu. &quot;It is quite clear that the extent of the crisis cannot be handled effectively within the existing legal framework,&quot; she told EU agriculture ministers meeting in Brussels. So far this year the EU Commission has made use of the only instrument at its disposal, increasing export refunds for poultry. &quot;But the effects of this were limited due to the fact that several Third countries have introduced import restrictions on our exports,&quot; said the commissioner. <i>Source:FWi</i>

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