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.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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21. Oct 2010 at 14:00