EU Authorities To Support Farmers
EU leaders at a summit in Brussels discussed ways to assist European farmers who are suffering as a result of increased shipments of grain and agricultural products from Ukraine along so-called solidarity routes.
« I must reaffirm the tremendous success of solidarity routes in allowing Ukraine to export significant amounts of grain and agricultural goods. Helping our farms, who are suffering the effects, is an issue though. Now that there is a lot of grain hitting our market, prices have increased, » said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
According to Von der Leyen, « aid to farmers from those states that are on the front line » would be boosted.
The EU planned to set aside €112 million as compensation for the farmers in Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria who experienced sizable losses as a result of duty-free imports of Ukrainian agricultural products.