The subsidy per hectare shall advance from EUR 107 to EUR 142, as there is a verbal promise from the European Commission in this respect, as Ilie Sarbu, Agriculture Minister, recently said at Galati, cited by Mediafax.
The representatives of Romania asked initially for a larger amount, but the final decision was eventually only towards supplementing with EUR 35. “The actions we undertook with Brussels for supplementing initially focused on EUR 44, as we wanted to supplement per hectare. Yet, a compromise was reached eventually, to EUR 35 per hectare,” Sarbu said. Asked since when this measure is enforced, the Minister said that the formal actions in this respect have started. “Yesterday I (on Friday – editor note) received only the verbal agreement, within the Council of Ministers where I participated, and perhaps after we finalize these actions, the written notification from Brussels shall be here, and we can start the payments.