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Hungarian farmers protest near the border with Ukraine

Feb 9, 2024

On Friday, Hungarian farmers staged a protest near the Záhony checkpoint on the border with Ukraine, opposing the European Commission's decision to extend duty-free imports of Ukrainian products for another year.

This was reported by the Hungarian business publication Világgazdaság.

Tractors and various types of agricultural machinery stretched for hundreds of meters near the Hungarian-Ukrainian border.


The demonstration was organized by the Association of Hungarian Farmers' Unions and Farmers' Cooperatives and the National Chamber of Agriculture, which consider the European Commission's decision unacceptable.

Hungarian farmers insist that products coming from outside the European Union should be subject to the same rules as EU farmers, and Brussels should protect the interests of its own farmers, "not try to destroy the European countryside with its measures."

Author - Olena Madiak, 09/02/2024

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