The European Commission has approved a 3 million euro support mechanism for Latvia.

The European Commission has approved a 3 million euro support mechanism for small farmers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The mechanism has been approved under the temporary state aid framework. State support from this mechanism will take the form of direct grants.

This support will be available to micro and small enterprises active in primary agricultural production. The aim of the mechanism is to maintain the viability of the smallholder sector and to maintain stable incomes for farms during and after the pandemic. Approximately 14,000 beneficiaries are expected to receive support.
The European Commission has concluded that the mechanism meets the conditions of the EU's temporary regulation:

1) the aid will not exceed 225 000 euros for each enterprise engaged in the primary production of agricultural products; and

2) it will operate until 31 December 2021.

The European Commission has concluded that the measure is proportionate, appropriate and necessary to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of a Member State, in accordance with Article 107 (3) (b) TFEU and the conditions of the EU temporary framework. On this basis, the European Commission confirmed the mechanism's compliance with EU state aid rules.
More information: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:JOC_2020_091_I_0001