Unfortunately, Romania is one of the lowest ranking countries when it comes to agricultural insurance.
Romanian farmers are of the opinion that a mutual fund that could offer them insurance should be set up. Through this mutual fund they would be able to recover at least 65% of their losses. Such mutual funds have been established in most Member States, but unfortunately not in Romania. The lack of provision for compensation puts huge pressures on farmers, regardless of the size of their farms. Farmers should have the chance to recoup their investments, especially where losses have been caused by external factors.
What tools does the Commission have at its disposal to require Member States to set up a mutual fund to assist farmers?