Poland's Agriculture Ministry seeks to block Ukraine from agricultural sector for 20 years after EU accession
Michał Kolodziejczak, Poland's Deputy Agriculture Minister and a member of Prime Minister Donald Tusk's Civic Coalition, advocates closing Ukraine's access to the Polish agricultural market for two decades after it joins the EU
This was reported by RMF FM.
Kołodziejczak pointed out that 95 farms, comprising half of Ukraine's agricultural land, dominate the Ukrainian agriculture sector.
Citing the need to safeguard Poland's interests, he referenced Germany's 8-year freeze on the labor market for Poles during Poland's EU integration.
"We must discuss the restriction of Ukrainian agro-food products entering Poland for the next 20 years post-Ukraine's EU accession," emphasized Kołodziejczak.
- Polish President Andrzej Duda mentioned the establishment of transit corridors for Ukraine to export its grain to needy nations but clarified that the ban on the sale of Ukrainian agricultural products in Poland will persist.