Slovak government approves flood compensation for farmers

The Slovak government decided at its meeting on October 20 to earmark €585,000 to farmers who were most harshly struck by spring floods, the SITA newswire reported.

The Slovak government decided at its meeting on October 20 to earmark €585,000 to farmers who were most harshly struck by spring floods, the SITA newswire reported.

"Damages caused to farmers significantly exceeded [the Agricultural ministry’s] budget sources for their compensation. The reason for the proposed change of allocation of financial sources was the effort to at least partially compensate farmers for crop damage caused by a natural disaster or extraordinary event," the SITA newswire wrote in quoting the proposal made the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Regional Development Zsolt Simon.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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