The European Commission has banned the export of grain from Ukraine to Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland. The restrictions will remain in place until June 5 this year, the EC said in a statement.
“Wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower from Ukraine can be sold freely in all EU countries except Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. These products may continue to transit through these countries,” the statement said.
Recall that recently a number of Eastern European countries suspended the supply of grain from Ukraine. The reason was the emerging threats to local farmers, who were facing overstocking of the market with imported products.
Earlier, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen offered to prepare a €100 million aid package for farmers. This initiative was a response to a letter from the governments of five European Union countries.
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