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Who wins and who loses in the battle for grain?

Кой печели и кой губи в борбата за зърно?

Each of the member states in the EU, which feels the negative influence of Ukrainian grain on its domestic markets, has taken an adequate decision on the issue. Well, almost every country. If we use the rhetoric of the co-chairman of the PP Kiril Petkov, who said that by canceling the ban, we will "reduce inflation a little, but significantly", then we can summarize that awareness in our country on the subject is LITTLE, but SIGNIFICANT damage is being done to the industry.

It would be somewhat reassuring if we could explain the Prime Minister's "fight against terrorism" solely by a lack of awareness of the matter. But in his determination, he also accused his European colleagues of populism. In front of local media, Denkov explained the decision of Poland, Hungary and Slovakia to continue with the ban on the import of grain from Ukraine with the fact that there are upcoming elections there.

We remind you that Poland has already decided to exclude Ukrainian agricultural products, including wheat, corn and rapeseed. "We do not agree with the decision of the European Commission and in the interest of Polish farmers and consumers we are introducing national measures," said Piotr Müller, a spokesman for the Polish government.

The Slovak government has also decided to ban the import of four commodities - wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds - from Ukraine, Prime Minister Ludovit Odor confirmed on Friday evening.

According to Viktor Orbán, the struggle has already moved to a completely different level. "Grain supplies from Ukraine are controlled by the US, while European leaders are guided by American and not European interests in this matter," the Hungarian prime minister said on Kossuth radio station.

He added that battles for the grain are being fought every day, as the EU leadership has no desire to side with European countries and prefers to be guided by American interests.

According to him, Ukrainian grain is actually "a commercial product originating from a territory that has probably been in the hands of the USA for a long time. This opens a new dimension in the discussion about Ukraine, namely - who wins and who loses from this war. Undoubtedly, Europe is the loser". finished Orban.

While the controversies within the EU continue, a new partnership is emerging on the other side, which is able to once again turn global markets and logistics flows upside down.

The discussed Russian-Chinese grain corridor will help ensure food security in the PRC, contributing to the stabilization of the world food market, says an editorial in the Global Times newspaper.

"The construction of a new land grain corridor is beneficial to China's food security strategy and to stabilize the international grain market," the publication said.

Meanwhile, the U.S. and some other Western countries are still trying to limit grain exports from Russia, resulting in relatively tight global food supplies, the newspaper noted.

"By ensuring food security for one-fifth of the world's population, China can reduce its dependence on the international market, which is conducive to stabilizing world food prices and maintaining a balance between supply and demand, offering security to the world market and way contributes to the stable development of the world economy," concludes the Global Times analysis.

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