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Factsheet for measure RO-2020-36/1404 – measures in Romania
|Country||Romania , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 02 September 2020 – 31 December 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Victoria Stoiciu (European Institute of Romania)|
|Measure added||05 November 2020 (updated 06 November 2020)|
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the livestock sector encountered difficulties due to the impossibility of marketing animal products, thus registering significant losses. The market of these products is facing the decrease of purchase prices, restrictions in animal transport to processing and sale on the market, the restriction of the activity in the field of Accommodation and Food, the decrease of the export of live animals. For these reasons, and at the request of the representatives of animal breeders, measures are needed to provide food, raw materials for the food industry and maintain jobs.
The losses in the poultry, swine and cattle breeding sectors are addressed by the state through granting subsidies for farmers whose activities have been impacted by the pandemic. Thus, state aid schemes have been set up which will allow breeders to access amounts of up to €100,000/enterprise. The specific requirements that must be met by the beneficiaries are provided in the Government Emergency Ordinances no. 149, 150 and 151/2020. For example, the state aid is granted to beneficiaries holding at least 91 adult female bovine animals registered in the National Register of Holdings. For each beneficiary, the aid value does not exceed the equivalent in RON of €100,000, and the amount of €100/livestock unit (RON equivalent). The maximum total value of the state aid scheme is RON 35,700 (€7,335) for cattle breeders / RON 119,560 (€24,500) for swine breeders/ RON 109,800 (€22,500) for poultry breeders and is ensured from the state budget, within the budget provisions approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for 2020.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
EU (Council, EC, EP)
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The Economic and Social Council, a body with a consultative role in the activity of the government and the Parliament, which includes representatives of the social partners, approved this project.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing||A1 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), State aid schemes for agriculture , measure RO-2020-36/1404 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/RO-2020-36_1404.html
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