The Hungarian government has so far paid out more than 1.164 billion HUF, or 3.75 million euros, as compensation for losses caused by bird flu.
According to Magyar Hírlap, 45 Hungarian poultry farmers have so far received compensation, which is set to increase over time. The government is hoping to recoup their losses from EU funds.
The outbreak has so far caused more than 3 million birds to be culled at 230 farms in Hungary since an outbreak of the epidemic three months ago,
Attila Csorbai, head of the interest association of poultry producers and traders, told Magyar Hírlap that they would propose that the government should pay compensation to poultry producers and traders as well.