There are rumors that the EC is allegedly ready to expand the list of goods that will be subject to the import ban.
The European Commission and 5 EU countries have not reached an agreement on agricultural imports from Ukraine.
According to RMF FM, a video conference between the Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis and representatives of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria at the level of Ministers of Agriculture on the import of agricultural goods from Ukraine ended without agreements.
According to media reports, the European Commission is ready to make concessions – the EC is ready to expand the list of goods that will be subject to a ban on imports from Ukraine.
“There is progress, and the negotiations are moving in the right direction,” said one of the participants in the meeting.
For now, the EC has only agreed to a ban on imports of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds. Unofficially, it is noted that the EC is allegedly ready to add other products from the list presented by the ministers of agriculture of five countries on Friday, in particular eggs and poultry meat, to the list of restrictions.
Problems of agricultural import from Ukraine
As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 15, Poland banned the import of grain and other food from Ukraine until June 30. The ban also applies to the transit of agricultural products to third countries.
The next day, the Ministry of Development and Technology of Poland announced that the ban on the import of grain from Ukraine also applies to transit through Poland to third countries.
Against the backdrop of problems with the export of Ukrainian grain, the European Commission announced its intention to increase support for farmers in 5 countries. On April 18, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy Yulia Sviridenko, following the results of negotiations in Warsaw, announced that the transit of Ukrainian agricultural goods through Poland would be unblocked on the night of April 20-21.