Farmers and ranchers from Ávila ask for an economic recovery plan with EU funds after the August fire

The Professional Agrarian Organizations (OPAs) ask for a “true” plan of “recovery and economic and social reactivation” for the area devastated in Ávila by the great fire of Navalacruz and Cepeda de la Mora, “taking advantage of” the funds from Europe. The organizations have exposed the need for the Government of Spain to make efforts and provide financial resources together with the Board and the Provincial Council to establish a true economic and social recovery and reactivation plan in the area. For takeover bids, funds from the European Union Recovery and Resilience Mechanism can be a key factor. For this reason they have demanded the “involvement” of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) and the Ministry of Ecological Transition and for the Demographic Challenge (MITECO).

Among other actions, the establishment of minimum aid for all affected farms is proposed; the exemption in certain payments -IBI, Social Security quotas, communal pastures, etc .; aid for the replacement of walls, machinery and destroyed warehouses; subsidized loans; reduction of the tax burden in the 2022 personal income tax and make more flexible the movements of livestock between nearby municipalities for reasons of animal welfare.

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