Violation of the principle of free movement of the EU: Lithuania reacted to the blockade of the border with Poland

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Published Mar 1, 2024

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Polish farmers' plan to blockade a key checkpoint on the Lithuanian-Polish border could violate the EU's principle of free movement of goods and people, warns Lithuania's Minister of Economy and Innovation, Aushrine Armonaite. The farmers are concerned about the potential return of Ukrainian grain imported to Lithuania back to Poland. Armonaite has called for the intervention of the Lithuanian ambassador in Poland, a position that has been vacant since September.
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The planned blocking of the road by Polish farmers on the Lithuanian-Polish border may violate the EU principle of free movement of goods and people. This was stated by the Minister of Economy and Innovation of Lithuania Aushrine Armonaite, writes LRT. Polish farmers are planning to block the road at the former Budzisko-Kalvariia checkpoint for a week from Friday, fearing that part of the Ukrainian grain imported to Lithuania will return to Poland. According to Armonaite, in this situation, the role and presence of the Lithuanian ambassador in Poland would be particularly important. The position of the Lithuanian ambassador to Poland has been vacant since the beginning of September, as the president and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot agree on a suitable candidate. The Suwalki depression is a strip of land about 100 kilometers long on the Lithuanian-Polish border. Heavy vehicles will be diverted to an additional parking area where they will be checked and there will be ...
Source: Agropolit
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