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The fight against Ukrainian imports continues without Bulgaria

Борбата срещу украинския внос продължава без България

A week ago, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture Istvan Nagy boasted to the local media saying: "I have agreed with my colleagues from Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia that if there is no decision to extend the moratorium on the import of Ukrainian grain from Brussels, then we will take individual measures at the national level'.

In view of recent events, Nagy did not comment on how much the Bulgarian word "weights", but made it clear that the weak link has already been eliminated after stating that Romania, Poland and Hungary are making a common front on the issue of Ukrainian grain imports.

Already a few days ago, Poland categorically stated that, at the cost of everything, it will not allow Ukrainian grain to flood its domestic market. Romania has also announced that it will push for an extension of the ban until at least the end of the year. The Minister of Transport in the country, Sorin Grindianu noted that he is considering asking for compensation from the EU for the roads "damaged" by the Ukrainian tires.

Romanian Minister of Agriculture Florin Barbu specified that the restrictive measures have had a positive impact both on the grain market in Romania and on grain transit from Ukraine, which is increasing as Romania continues to make efforts to get the goods to problem areas.

The Romanian minister also added that at the EC level it would be appropriate to create a system of subsidies for the transit of agricultural goods from Ukraine, which could represent a significant incentive for directing products from Ukraine to more distant markets, "especially to countries , at risk to food security as originally defined'.

In support of this thesis, Raresh Bogdan, a member of the European Parliament, also declared: "We are putting our farmers, who are overwhelmed with thousands of tons of grain in the barns or in the field, to a difficult test in order to get Ukrainian grain, which in principle should reach North Africa and Europe, but instead remains in huge quantities on the territory of Romania".

In terms of trade, at the beginning of the week the prices of grain for delivery to the port of Constanta were: bread wheat - 208 EUR/ton, feed wheat - 196 EUR/ton, corn - 186 EUR/ton, barley - 171 EUR/ton, sunflower – 403 dollars/ton.

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