The Council of Ministers approved a guarantee system for greenhouse horticultural companies, which will face liquidity problems in the short term due to high gas prices. This scheme is part of a support package designed to help the sector during the current period.
The secured loan is for greenhouse companies that are heart healthy but can no longer pay their bills and cannot get a loan from a bank due to an uncertain situation. “Banks may appeal during January to grant credit to these companies,” the government’s website says. The state guarantees part of this loan.
According to the ministry, this scheme will help companies that have a good long-term outlook for the future. “For these companies, a guarantee can mean the difference between having to stop or maintaining a healthy business outlook for the long term,” the Council of Ministers said. The award includes the fact that these greenhouse horticultural companies can contribute to the goal of a climate neutral sector by 2040.
This guarantee scheme is the latest in a broad support package designed to help greenhouse horticulture cope with the current situation. Previously, the energy saving subsidy budget had already been increased and an energy cost surcharge (TEK scheme) was introduced. The latter scheme offers companies involved in greenhouse horticulture, among others, the opportunity to receive support of up to 160,000 euros.