The document is based on an analysis of the market situation, taking into account low prices, the impossibility of storing grain in neighboring countries of Ukraine and growing Ukrainian exports to other EU countries, bypassing Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Hungary. The document is the result of the work of the so-called Cereal Coordination Platform, chaired by Hager, in which representatives from five countries, Ukraine and the European Commission participate. The work of this organization takes place behind closed doors. On September 15, the ban on imports of Ukrainian grains and oilseeds to these five countries expires. It is not yet known whether the extension of the ban on imports of grain from Ukraine will last until the end of the year or will be for a shorter period.
The final decision on this issue will be made by the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Already in August, outside the EU, they said: she promised the president of Ukraine that the ban would not be extended. Now the head of the European Commission will receive a substantial proposal from Hager, whose voice he listens to, based on data and statistics, the publication notes.
In May, Commissioner Dombrovskis proposed introducing current restrictions on the export of Ukrainian grains. He then presented this decision as “uniform and rational.”