The European Commission has presented a proposal for support measures worth €51.7 million to directly support Greek and Slovenian farmers affected by natural disasters. Some €43.1 million will be allocated to Greece and €8.6 million to Slovenia.
Last August, Slovenia recorded extraordinary amounts of rainfall and torrential storms that resulted in landslides and floodings. Meanwhile, throughout August and September, Greece faced unprecedented wildfires, followed by severe floodings. The significant damages caused by those events to agricultural producers and the resulting loss of income for the affected farmers in Greece and Slovenia endanger the economic viability of agricultural holdings.