By euronews with AFP/EFE • last update: 21/04/2023 – 21:27
Romania and Poland confirm that they allow the transit of Ukrainian grain pending a decision from Brussels, this Tuesday.
But to prevent Ukrainian agricultural products in transit to third countries from ending up in the domestic market, the Romanian authorities have decided to seal these shipments and monitor their journey within the country.
“We are the main solidarity corridor for Ukrainian grain that we organize, maintain and preserve out of respect for the Ukrainian people,” highlighted the Romanian Minister of Agriculture, Petre Daea, whose country also continues to authorize imports.
While Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Poland prohibited, without the endorsement of the European Union, the importation of grain from Ukraine.
A product that enters without tariffs or taxes, to help Kiev against the Russian invasion, and whose price is considerably lower than what national producers can offer.
To alleviate this problem, Brussels has already released more than 56 million euros and proposes to deliver another 100 million more, but the affected countries are asking for a lasting solution.