Wojciechowski: Ukraine is making a mistake by opposing the extension of the grain embargo

Updated Sep 22, 2023
By opposing the extension of the embargo on Ukrainian grain, Ukraine is making a big mistake, said EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski on Thursday at a press conference in Białystok at the end of the 20th Dairy Cooperative Forum. On September 15, the EC did not extend the embargo on Ukrainian grain for five EU countries bordering Ukraine (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria).
Poland, Slovakia and Hungary decided to maintain the ban on imports of agricultural products from Ukraine, and Ukraine filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Thursday, Reuters reported on the arrangements between the ministers of agriculture of Slovakia and Ukraine, which should enable Bratislava to lift the embargo - the authorities in Kiev agreed to suspend the complaint to the WTO against Slovakia. Lifting the ban - speculative trading The EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, spoke about the embargo on Ukrainian grain on Thursday in Białystok. "I am sure that Ukraine is making a big mistake here by opposing this extension (embargo - PAP)," Wojciechowski said. He added that it was Ukraine's objection that prevented the embargo from being extended. "There were all conditions to support this extension," Wojciechowski told journalists. He stressed that he did not know what were the reasons for Ukraine's opposition. "I don't know what the ...
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