Tons of Peaches Given to Charity

Greek peach farmersThe Greek Agricultural Development Ministry announced on Tuesday that the tons of peaches left in refrigerators after the Russian embargo to Greek producers, will be distributed to charities, churches and other organizations, helping vulnerable social groups.

Greek farmers want procedures to begin immediately in order to stop prices from dropping further. The producers have proposed that part of the peaches to be used for making juice to be distributed to schools. It is expected that the amount of compensation farmers will receive from the European Commission will be announced on Friday, when officials are due to meet in Brussels. It is estimated that the EU aid will reach 30 to 35 million euros.

During a meeting chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas, farmers and representatives of the transport sector discussed potential alternative export markets for Greece.