NETHERLANDS: EU to pay bird flu compensation to Netherlands
The European Commission has decided to pay an advance of €10m to the Netherlands government, covering some compensation paid to poultry producers for losses incurred during this year's avian influenza epidemic. Brussels will meet 50% of the costs of the subsidy, which covers the cost of slaughtering chickens, destroying eggs and carcasses, disposing of contaminated feed and equipment, plus disinfecting poultry holdings.
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