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30% of EU Funds Earmarked for “Green” Measures

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Sofia News Agency announces that “At least 30% of the EU funds earmarked for agriculture will go to “green” measures.”

According to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), the reform, which is to take effect as of 2014, envisages a 25% aid supplement during the first 5 years in addition to the existing assistance for young farmers.

Green measures include agri-environmental measures, measures for supporting organic farming, and measures aimed at supporting environmentally-friendly projects.

A plenary vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the 2014-2020 period in the European Parliament is expected in November and it must be officially adopted by end-2013.

A few days ago, Agriculture Minister Dimitar Grekov announced that Bulgaria would receive a total of EUR 2.338 B from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in the period 2014-2020.

Grekov informed the media about the agricultural budget after a sitting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels.

He boasted that the total allocation exceeded the initially anticipated amount of around EUR 2 B for the new programming period.

At the sitting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on September 23, the ministers agreed that the CAP allocations for rural development would amount to EUR 84.936 B for the next programming period.

Author: Daniela

I will forever be grateful that I was introduced to the utility and beauty of hand crafted products early in life - from the symbolic motifs sewn into the coarse linen fabric of Croatian traditional wear to the colorful Kilim carpets that decorated the parquet floors in my grandmother's living room. I treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," the smell of the flower stalls in the open air market where my grandmother bought produce early every morning for the day’s meals and the summers spent at my great grandmother's where the village wags would come to gossip over thick, black Turkish coffee in her cool stone kitchen. Someone noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world - one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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