The EU has been working to help Ukraine export its grain to those EU states and countries worldwide where it is in demand, the EU commissioner for agriculture told the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
The EU commissioner for agriculture has supported the extension by the end of 2023 of a ban on imports of Ukrainian grain to five frontline countries, including Poland.
Poland's EU agriculture commissioner said on Tuesday that the European Union was ready to export almost all of Ukraine's farm produce via so-called solidarity lanes and would help to cover the costs.
Farmers from Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries have held a demonstration in Brussels demanding bigger support from the EU as liberalised trade with Ukraine has undercut their operations.
The EU will probably extend a ban on the free trade of Ukrainian wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower seed in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia, Janusz Wojciechowski, the EU commissioner for agriculture, said on Monday.
The amount of EU and state aid paid to Polish farmers affected by increased agricultural imports from Ukraine will exceed PLN 1 billion (EUR 210 million), the EU’s agriculture commissioner has told PAP.
Poland will get access to EU post-pandemic funding once a Supreme Court bill reforming the disciplinary regime for judges becomes law, the EU's agriculture commissioner has said adding there are assurances of that in writing from the European Commission.
Poland has played a major role in restoring Ukraine's food exports to their pre-war level, the EU's agriculture commissioner told PAP on Tuesday.
Poland's rule-of-law conflict with the EU poses no threat to its access to cohesion funding, Janusz Wojciechowski, the EU’s agriculture commissioner, told PAP on Monday.
The EU Commissioner for Agriculture has said during a visit to Poland that the country will receive about PLN 150 billion (EUR 32.6 billion) in EU funding for farms in the years 2021-2027.
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