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    Polish PM announces limits on Ukraine grain imports

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced plans to introduce regulations limiting the import of Ukrainian grain into Poland. The move has sparked debate among agricultural stakeholders in both countries on the implications of the restrictions.

    “I have instructed Prime Minister (Deputy PM and Agriculture Minister Henryk – ed) Kowalczyk to develop appropriate rules very quickly… to allow us to get rid of part of the grain accumulated in Poland, for example, sell it to North Africa, the Middle East… but also… to limit the impact of Ukrainian grain on Poland,” Morawiecki said.

    “This grain destabilises our market today,” he added.

    During a recent European Council meeting, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced an agreement with the premiers of several EU countries bordering Ukraine. The accord involves a request to President Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commission to take swift action.

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has spoken out against the European Union’s failure to deliver on its promise to export Ukrainian grain to Middle Eastern and African countries. Farmers in Poland and its neighbouring countries have complained that their own grain is going unsold due to warehouses being full and prices dropping. This has been attributed to the EU’s inability to follow through with its pledge to send Ukrainian grain abroad.


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