Poland does not plan to lift its ban on Ukraine's grain imports as the complaint filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) by Ukraine has made no impression on Warsaw, the Polish government spokesman has said.
Poland's Ambassador to the EU has said that Poland and EU countries neighbouring Ukraine do not accept a Ukrainian proposal envisaging grain export licensing as in their opinion it does not solve the problem caused by the inflow of Ukrainian grain, an EU source has told PAP.
In the first half of 2023, grain transshipment at the Port of Gdynia reached a record high level of 3.3 million tonnes, Poland’s deputy infrastructure minister announced on the X platform on Tuesday.
A Polish ban on importing grain from Ukraine will "definitely" be extended beyond September 15, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has announced.
The transit of Ukrainian grain through Poland is possible, and there is no question of a complete blockade, the head of the Polish president's International Policy Bureau said on Thursday.
Poland has called for European Commission (EC) to establish a financial instrument to support the transport of grain from Ukraine.
The Polish agriculture minister has said that Poland will extend the ban on imports of Ukrainian grain after September 15.
Poland has presented the EU with a EUR 1-billion cost estimate for the infrastructure investments necessary to increase exports of Ukrainian grain and other agri-food products via the Polish-Ukrainian border, an EU source has told PAP.
Poland has applied to the European Commission (EC) for an extension of the ban on grain imports from Ukraine to Poland, the government spokesperson has told PAP.
Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, has accused Russia of escalating its "imperial war" against Ukraine by depriving countries of the global south of access to Ukrainian grain.