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Bulgarian producers protest against import of Ukrainian grain once again

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For a third day in a row, Bulgarian grain producers protested against the import of cheap Ukrainian grain. Some of them blocked the border crossing near the village of Kardam, dumping a trailer full of sunflower seed on the road leading to the border with Romania. According to Radostina Zhekova, chairperson of the Dobrudzha Union of Grain Producers, the produce staying in the warehouses is worth about EUR 1.7 billion.

After last night's meeting of protesters with President Rumen Radev, it became clear that this country will negotiate in Brussels for changes to the European regulation allowing mass imports from Ukraine, as well as that it will insist on being able to introduce anti-dumping mechanisms in case of oversaturation of the market.

The grain producers will renew their protest on April 7 to support their Romanian colleagues, who will protest on that day.

Translation by Al. Markov


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