Spain will demand a compensation for € 80 million to the European Union (EU) for the damage they did to their agriculture image as it was blamed as the cause of the E.coli bacteria.
According to Rosa Aguilar, Minister of Agriculture of Spain, the amount is still below of early first estimates. However, Spanish government will reconsider that amount to compensate the “impact” of such error.
While the Spanish Federation of Producers and exporters of fruits and vegetables (Fepex) estimated losses from € 225 million per week, the Coordinator of Organizations of Farmers and Ranchers (COAG) later gave a figure of € 350 million in total.
E.coli bacteria caused 48 deaths in Europe. Spanish cucumbers were ruled out as the cause of the deaths and Germany finished identifying germinated sprouts as the epidemic source. (BG)
Fuente: El Universo Newspaper