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EU Reaches Deal On Transit Of Ukrainian Grain


EU Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis has announced a deal in principle struck with Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Hungary to allow the transit of Ukrainian grain and agricultural products.

  • Dombrovskis: “The EU has reached an agreement in principle with Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia regarding Ukraine agri-food products. We have acted to address concerns of both farmers in neighbouring EU countries and Ukraine with EU Agricultural Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski."
  • Dombrovskis: “Key elements of the deal, as also agreed with Ukraine: Withdrawal of unilateral measures by Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Hungary. Exceptional safeguard measures for 4 products: wheat, maize, rapeseed, sunflower seed. €100m support package for affected farmers in 5 Member States. Safeguard investigations on some other products incl. [sunflower] oil. Work to ensure export to other countries via solidarity lanes."
  • EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen said: “I welcome the agreement in principle found on the transit of 4 types of Ukrainian grain and seeds. A deal that preserves both Ukraine’s exports capacity so it continues feeding the world, and our farmers’ livelihoods.”

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