The plundering of Basic Aid Rights by Western Macedonia to reach the hands of experts in the Northern Suburbs of Athens and Crete is evolving since 2017 and peaked the 2020.
The Basic Aid that is cut horizontally by all the Farmers and Livestock Breeders of the Country, goes under Community Directive in the National Reserve to endow new Farmers and Livestock Breeders new entrants in the Agricultural Sector.
The rural population is aging and shrinking and there is a huge need for new blood in the primary sector. This effort is funded by the National Reserve.
Unfortunately with the tolerance and crooked eyes of the Governments from 2017 to date these funds, cut by our farmers, καταλήγουν σε τσέπες τρίτων, unrelated to the agricultural profession and especially in our case, outside Western Macedonia!
The 2020 the bleeding of Basic Aid by Farmers, to meet the applications of the experts, escaped from every previous year and the mockery exceeded every limit.
Περίπου 100εκ κόπηκαν από τη Βασική ενίσχυση των Αγροτών σε όλη τη Χώρα και στη Δυτική Μακεδονία φυσικά.
But where did the money of our farmers and stockbreeders go?;
Unfortunately, they traveled to Crete as shown by the table that we attach and that results from the official data published by OPEKEPE every year *(attached 1)
The 2020 Crete got it 66% of the National Reserve, όταν η Δυτική Μακεδονία μόλις το 2,5%!
The years 2017-2020 in total, arrived from 126εκ € of the National Reserve, almost half (46%) to go to Crete and just the 4% in Western Macedonia.
Crete that 2017 took 6.8m € reached it 2020 to get 31.3cm!!! Increase 363%
Ενώ η Δυτική Μακεδονία που το 2017 for its newcomer farmers received as National Reserve € 2.4m, the 2020 got just € 1.2m (the 2019 had fallen to € 0.8m). Reduction 49%!
The question is, this was done legally;
The answer seems to be NO.
NO it did not go legally 46% of the National Reserve in Crete.
It went by plundering the rights of our Region, με ένα σύστημα εικονικών ελέγχων, which apparently, it comes from everywhere.
There are many complaints, public, official and branded, for monkey applications and false statements with fake rentals in the District.
A feast of cunning money that ends up in their pockets, ενώ θα έπρεπε να πάνε στους αγρότες μας.
True, the experienced Regional Governor did not take it lightly first as a Member of Parliament and then as a Regional Governor, especially when the amounts of Western Macedonia from 2017 and then collapsed;
And the MPs of the Region did not take it lightly either;
But the complaints from what it seems, through official lips and the rural media, arrived both in their parliamentary offices and in the Region.
Because they have remained silent until today; Maybe so as not to offend the Government Ministers who roll their eyes;
Ποια συμφέροντα και ποια ρουσφέτια μέσα στην Κυβέρνηση και στον ΟΠΕΚΕΠΕ οδηγούν το Εθνικό Απόθεμα στις τσέπες επιτήδειων;
On the subject, following these complaints, who saw the light of day, we submitted a relevant Questionnaire to the Regional Council **(attached 2)
For the "ELPIDA" Combination
Regional Advisor Head