The Balearic Government assesses the damage caused between 26 and 28 February to agricultural, livestock and forestry holdings in at least 5 million euros. The Consell de Mallorca and the local councils will be able to process aid with a simplified procedure
Francina Armengol, the President of the Government of the Balearic Islands, has announced the approval of a decree law to establish aid and other urgent measures to repair the losses and damage caused by storm Juliette in the Serra de Tramuntana and other parts of the island of Mallorca, such as the agricultural districts of Raiguer, Pla and Llevant. The aid is estimated in at least 5 million euros.
The sectors most affected by storm Juliette are the potato sector in sa Pobla and Muro; the olive and carob sectors in all municipalities; and the sheep sector in the Serra de Tramuntana, especially in Pollença, Escorca, Alaró and Selva. Approximately 14,167.64 hectares of vegetation have been affected, especially in the Serra de Tramuntana, but also in other areas of Mallorca.
Town councils and the Consell de Mallorca can apply for aid
The Balearic Islands Agricultural and Fisheries Guarantee Fund (FOGAIBA) will grant aid to alleviate damage or losses to agricultural, livestock and forestry holdings, with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food having first drawn up a census of those affected by the damage caused to agricultural and livestock holdings.
The Decree-Law also includes a special scheme for the planned aid, which will be accompanied by a reduction in administrative deadlines and an administrative simplification procedure to speed up management. Furthermore, an additional provision extends this administrative simplification to the Consell Insular de Mallorca and the town councils, which will be able to establish aid in a simplified manner, also during 2023, for mobility projects in Mallorca.
This announcement is in addition to the request approved by the Consell de Govern to the Council of Ministers to declare Mallorca an area seriously affected by a civil protection emergency.