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    EU to provide Poland with financial compensation for Ukrainian grain

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    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced that Poland will receive financial compensation from the European Union (EU) to cover losses caused by imports of Ukrainian grain.

    Polish farmers are facing financial difficulties due to an increase in Ukrainian grain exports to Poland. With the influx of grain from Ukraine, domestic grain prices in Poland have been depressed. This has resulted in financial problems for Polish farmers, who are struggling to keep up with the competition. The government of Warsaw has acknowledged these issues and is looking into solutions.

    “Poland will get more compensation from the EU!” Morawiecki wrote on Facebook on Thursday. “This time for the losses caused by imports of Ukrainian grain. It’s close to EUR 30 million from the EU plus twice as much from the state budget: About PLN 280 million (EUR 60 million – ed.) in total.”

    On Thursday, the European Commission announced that EU member states have approved a €56 million aid package to support farmers in frontier countries adversely affected by an influx of Ukrainian agricultural products. This aid package is intended to assist those farmers in overcoming the challenges posed by the increased imports.

    Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has revealed that he, alongside five other national leaders, had submitted an urgent request to the European Commission for action. Mr Morawiecki noted that the request was sent in an effort to prevent further harm to Europe’s economy and citizens.

    “Today we have the effects, more money for Polish farmers,” he wrote.

    Polish farmers have taken to the streets to voice their anger over what they perceive as a deluge of Ukrainian grain that has caused a decrease in domestic grain prices. The farmers argue that this influx of Ukrainian grain has had a detrimental effect on their livelihoods.


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