EU cash boost for Poles
Published:  29 December, 2006

Polish producers have been given €870,000 to boost meat exports to non-European markets.

The European Commission has announced it will spend €870,000 over two years in helping Polish meat producers and processors export to the USA, Canada, Japan, China, India and other big non-European Union (EU) markets.

As usual in these cases, Brussels is funding 50% of planned marketing programmes, matching financing coming from nation governments or private sources.

The money goes to meat group Stowarzyszenie Rzezników i Wedliniarzy Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej. Italy's Bioagricoop will receive €526,000 over three years to promote organic meat and other food.