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    EU defies Warsaw and lifts ban on food imported from Ukraine

    The European Union on Friday decided not to renew a ban on Ukrainian food heading to nearby countries that have complained about an influx of agricultural products from the war-torn neighbour.
    The EU Commission ignored the appeal of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania to lengthen the moratorium on importing Ukrainian grain. The regulations were established in May following a one-sided import embargo by countries affected by Ukrainian grain imports. At that time, the EU Commission assigned September 15th as the expiration date.† Observers believe that lifting the ban one month before the general election in Poland undermines the position of the ruling party, Law and Justice. This party largely relies on the votes of farmers to maintain their majority.


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