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Grain from Ukraine. There is a position of the EU Commissioner for Agriculture regarding the import ban

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The European Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, spoke on Thursday in favor of extending the temporary ban on Ukrainian grain imports to five EU countries bordering Ukraine until the end of 2023, EU Observer reported. He also proposed introducing subsidies for Ukrainian grain exporters.

The import ban currently in force in Poland BulgariaHungary, Romania and Slovakia, is due to expire on September 15.

Extended ban?

In a discussion with members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), Wojciechowski was in favor of extending the existing measures. This information was provided by the EUobserver portal. Commissioner Wojciechowski also said that the EU should consider subsidizing the costs of Ukrainian grain transit to seaports, for example in the Baltic States. As he emphasized, this proposal has the support of five bordering countries Ukraine. He noted that this is not yet an official proposal of the European Commission.

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An embargo on the import of certain Ukrainian agricultural products to the European Union was introduced in May. Minister of Agriculture Robert Telus announced that the so-called countries coalition of five (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania) demand its extension at least until the end of the year. Ukraine opposes this solution.

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