Minister of Agriculture: at the meeting of ministers in Brussels, I will demand restrictions on the "Green Deal"

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Published Feb 26, 2024

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Poland's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Czesław Siekierski, plans to challenge the EU's 'Green Deal', claiming it is not accepted by farmers and infringes on their professional dignity. He also seeks negotiations with Ukraine over agricultural imports and wants the European Commission to compensate farmers for losses due to Ukrainian grain imports and the 'Green Deal'. Meanwhile, Deputy Minister Krajewski announced swift disbursement of various aids to farmers, including drought aid, starting from March 5. The Agricultural and Food Quality Inspection is also monitoring the quality of goods entering Poland from Ukraine.
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At the meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels, I will demand that the "Green Deal" be limited. These solutions are not accepted by farmers, said Czesław Siekierski, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on Sunday. At a press conference, Siekierski, together with the deputy heads of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, referred to the issue of farmers' protests taking place across the country and talks with their representatives. "We met yesterday at the (Polish-Ukrainian - PAP) border with representatives of protesting farmers to make an analysis and balance," said the minister. "We also talked to representatives of unions and agricultural organizations to start talks on Thursday that would somehow address the farmers' protests, (...) set a certain schedule so that we could reach an agreement," he emphasized. As he said, the talks will be coordinated by the deputy head of the ministry, Michał Kołodziejczak. According to Siekierski, the farmers' ...
Source: AgroPolska
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