BELGIUM, Brussels. Irish beef producers will receive €50 million from the EU agriculture budget. The EU Member States agree to the aid measure.
In Ireland, beef prices have fallen by 11 to 19% in recent months. The Irish beef sector is extremely dependent on exports and half of its exports go to the UK. As the sale of Irish beef has become more difficult, particularly because of a hard brexite, and prices have already fallen in advance, the EU Commission has proposed aid of €50 mill.