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    European Commission Unveils Strategies to Address Ukraine’s Grain Crisis

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    The European Commission has announced a plan to provide Ukraine’s EU neighbours with €100 million in aid and set regulations to curb imports of Ukrainian grain after the country has been flooded with agricultural goods. An EC spokesperson revealed the details of the plan on Friday.

    Four countries bordering Ukraine, including Poland, have urged the European Commission (EC) to implement restrictions on Ukrainian grain imports in a letter sent in late March.

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has responded to calls for aid to farmers and proposed a new EUR 100 million relief package, according to Dana Spinant, a spokesperson for the European Commission. The package also includes measures to tackle the illegal trading of grain, Spinant said on Wednesday.

    The European Union announced new restrictions on agricultural exports, likely to have a significant impact on the production of wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower seeds. Spinant, a spokesperson for the European Commission, commented on the new rules and their potential effects.

    The EC has also said it will launch an investigation into other “sensitive products” that reach the EU from Ukraine.

    The European Commission (EC) has announced plans to open an inquiry into imports of Ukrainian goods, focusing on “sensitive products” entering the European Union. The investigation aims to determine if any of these products have been imported with unfair trading practices or have been subject to government subsidies.

    Polish authorities have greenlighted a ban on Ukrainian food imports, in response to protests from domestic farmers facing depressed prices and difficulty in selling their grain and other products. The ban, which has drawn criticism from the European Union, is set to take effect until the end of June.

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