The Lithuanian government is looking at how to best help farmers affected by heavy rainfall and flooded crops, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday.
Green fields
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"We are looking for solutions. One of the options is to turn to the European Commission. Another option is to look into the future and set up a crisis fund, because natural disasters and animal-related diseases have a significant impact on the agricultural sector," Skvernelis said on LRT Radio.

"Declaring a nationwide state of emergency is an option that would allow us using the state's reserve funds," he said.

The Agriculture Ministry plans to turn to the European Commission on Wednesday for compensation for losses suffered by farmers.

Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas also proposes to set up a risk management fund that could be tapped to compensate farmers for damages due to natural disasters.

Six Lithuanian municipalities have already declared a state of emergency over the effects of heavy rainfall.

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