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Grain producers want EU to intervene on the market over Ukraine

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“The Solidarity Lanes helping Ukraine export its farming produce have turned Bulgaria into a buffer warehouse. The grain along these lanes is not being exported, it is glutting the domestic market and is putting pressure on local producers,” the chairman of the National Grain-Growing Association Kostadin Kostadinov said. “The problem is that Bulgaria’s grain exports have to cross the Black Sea. But because of the war, the ships pay much higher insurance and do not want to enter the region.”

Romania, Czechia, Hungary and Poland are also in the midst of a crisis connected with the imports from Ukraine. Producers from these countries are to issue a declaration to the council of the EU agriculture ministers to demand that urgent measures be taken, Kostadin Kostadinov says further. 

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