Poland cites the main reason for farmers' protests

Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 17, 2024

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Czeslaw Siekerski, Poland's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has raised concerns over the challenges faced by Polish and Ukrainian agricultural producers due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and the EU's market liberalization for Ukrainian agricultural products. He highlighted that the entry of cheaper Ukrainian products into the EU has adversely affected agricultural production in countries like Poland, attributing this to Ukraine's lower production standards. This situation has led to market destabilization, decreased profitability for local producers, and triggered agrarian protests across Europe, according to Siekerski.
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Czeslaw Siekerski, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland, spoke about the challenges faced by agricultural producers in Poland and Ukraine in connection with the war in Ukraine. This was reported in the Ministry of Agriculture of Poland. The minister reminded that Polish aid to Ukraine is unquestionable, but it is worth considering the form chosen by the European Union - market liberalization. According to him, the increase in the export of Ukrainian agricultural products to the EU after the beginning of the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine had a negative impact on the agricultural production of the frontline countries, in particular Poland. Siekerski emphasized that the cheaper products offered by Ukraine represented competition for Polish food exporters to the EU market - this is the result, among other things, of lower requirements and lower standards of agricultural production in Ukraine. In the case of Ukraine, full and unilateral ...
Source: Agropolit
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