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The Minister of Agriculture is finally clear about the Green Deal: it is necessary to depart from its strict rules

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Published Feb 23, 2024

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Czesław Siekierski, Poland's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has criticized the EU Green Deal for limiting agricultural production and called for a relaxation of its rules. He also highlighted the ministry's focus on regulating trade with Ukraine due to a trade deficit in agri-food products. Talks are underway to replace the current grain embargo with an agreement that protects Poland from excessive imports of sensitive goods. Siekierski also clarified that there are no regulations limiting animal numbers in Poland and confirmed that farmers will receive animal welfare subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy.
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It is necessary to move away from the strict rules of the EU Green Deal, which limit agricultural production, Czesław Siekierski, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said in the Sejm on Thursday. He also assured that the ministry's priority is to regulate trade with Ukraine. Presenting information on the government's actions in connection with the farmers' protest to the Sejm, the head of the Ministry of Agriculture cited the results of trade between Poland and Ukraine in 2023. They show that in total trade Poland had a surplus of EUR 6.9 billion, while in trade in agri-food products "a deficit of EUR 650 million was recorded to the detriment of Poland". Siekierski emphasized that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is currently conducting bilateral talks with the Ukrainian side, and their aim is to develop an agreement that would replace the current grain embargo, but at the same time would extend the scope of protection of the Polish market against ...
Source: AgroPolska
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