Ukraine presented a proposal to the European Commission regarding the import of its grain to EU countries. According to PAP information, Poland was among the countries that expressed opposition.
On Friday, September 15, the European Commission announced that it would not extend the ban on grain imports from Ukraine. A few days earlier, Mateusz Morawiecki announced that Poland, regardless of the decision at the EU level, would not lift this restriction.
– After September 15, Poland will maintain a total ban on imports of Ukrainian grain. This embargo will continue to apply. We will not allow Ukrainian grain to destabilize the Polish countryside. The interests of Polish farmers, the Polish countryside, but also millions of Polish consumers will always be in the first place for the PiS government, said the Prime Minister.
Ukraine announces it will sue Poland. This is retaliation for the grain embargo
Taras Kaczka, Deputy Minister of Economy and Agriculture of Ukraine, said in one of his interviews that Ukraine intends to sue Poland, Hungary and Slovakia for refusing to lift the ban on grain imports. — In our eyes, these actions by Hungary and Poland are an expression of a complete lack of trust in the European Commission. It is important to prove that these actions are legally wrong. And that is why tomorrow we will start legal proceedings, said the Ukrainian politician.
The Polish Press Agency determined that due to Ukraine’s announcements regarding the initiation of proceedings against Poland, Hungary and Slovakia before the World Trade Organization, representatives of the three EU countries will not participate in the work of the platform for Ukrainian grain in Brussels.
Ukraine presented a proposal regarding the import of grain to EU countries
As PAP reported, Ukraine has already presented the European Commission with a proposal regarding the import of its grain to EU countries, which assumes the creation of an export permit system.
PAP, citing an EU source, also reported that ultimately it would be up to Kiev to decide on permits, even if EU member states object. Unofficial information shows that Poland was among several countries that expressed their opposition.