29 August 2007

EU-Commission proposes to extend flax and hemp fibre aid

Assessment of the sector planned for 2008

The European Commission intends to extend the current regulation on EU aid for flax and hemp fibre by one year. For 2008, in the framework of the single payment scheme review, the Commisision has proposed an in-depth assessment of the sector.

A communitation to the European Parliament and the European Council was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 24 August. If the two EU institutions agree to the proposal, the current regulation will be extended until the end of the financial year 2008/2009.

Further Information

(Cf. news of 2001-11-08, 2007-02-06 and 2007-06-04.)

Source: Amtsblatt der Europäischen Union, 2007-08-24.

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