Von der Leyen expresses support for Polish farmers in Warsaw and Tusk calls for more measures

Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 24, 2024

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has acknowledged the concerns of protesting farmers over Ukrainian imports. She announced the release of 137,000 million euros, previously frozen due to disputes with the former Polish government. The EU already provides 22,000 million euros to European farmers through the Common Agricultural Policy, and the first tranche of 'Next Generation EU' funds will include 1,400 million for the modernization of the Polish agricultural sector. This comes as Polish farmers have been blocking border crossings with Ukraine to prevent the entry of agricultural products.
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Krakow (Poland), February 23 (EFE).- The president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, stated this Friday that Brussels "listens" to farmers "concerned about their future" and that in Poland they are protesting against the effects of Ukrainian imports. "Farmers face many challenges," Von der Leyen said today in an appearance in Warsaw together with the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, after announcing the unlocking of 137,000 million euros that were frozen due to disputes between Brussels and the former Polish Executive. The president of the EC recalled that the European Union already allocates 22,000 million euros to European farmers through the Common Agricultural Policy and pointed out that the first tranche of 'Next Generation EU' funds that will be unlocked include 1,400 million so that the Polish agricultural sector modernizes and accesses new markets. Von der Leyen framed this aid in the context of "European support for Ukraine" and assured that "when ...
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