EU approves financial aid to Santorini farmers
September 19, 2006
European Union Farm ministers on Monday approved a series of measures aimed to support farming in Aegean islands. The measures were recommended by Greek Agriculture Minister Evangelos Basiakos and were drafted in cooperation with local organisations and representatives of Aegean islands.
Under the measure, Greek farmers in the region would be offered annual financial subsidies from the EU budget to support traditional farm production and to ensure the supply of islands with food and livestock feed.
Financial support will be given to traditional olive oil tree growers, honey, vineyards, potatoes, potato seed, mastich, Skopelos plums, beans, fava beans, Santorini tomato, etc.
Athens News Agency