The September deadline for the cereal import ban is unacceptable

By: STA Date: 2023. 07. 19. 11:00

A deadline of September 15 regarding the EU import ban on Ukrainian cereals is unacceptable for the EU countries neighboring Ukraine – Minister of Agriculture István Nagy emphasized on Wednesday in Warsaw.

(Photo: AM/István Fekete)

At the press conference following the meeting of the agriculture ministers of the five countries, István Nagy announced that an agreement had been signed which “indicates that Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia will continue to cooperate in the Ukrainian grain issue”. “The deadline of September 15 is unacceptable for us,” the minister declared. He emphasized: if the European Union does not extend this deadline until at least December 21, Hungary will “protect Hungarian farmers with all its means”.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who took part in the meeting, also emphasized: Poland will not open its borders for Ukrainian cereals on September 15, it will continue to allow only their transit.


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