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Hungary asks EU to extend restrictions on grain imports from Ukraine

May 31, 2023

Hungary has asked the EU to extend restrictions on imports of Ukrainian grain and oilseeds for five Eastern European countries at least until the end of 2023.

This was stated by the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture Zsolt Feldman, Reuters reports.


Feldman said Hungary has also asked Brussels for financial support for local farmers to ease the transportation of grain stocks stuck in domestic warehouses until this year's harvest.

"Our interest is that Hungary's harvest could be completed safely and Hungarian farmers could be able to sell their product," Feldman said after a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels.

As a reminder, on May 2, the EU imposed restrictions until June 5 on imports of Ukrainian wheat, corn, rapeseed, and sunflower seeds to remove the oversupply of grain in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 31/05/2023

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