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Farmers protest against EC decision to drop ban on Ukrainian grain imports

Hundreds of farmers protested on Sunday near the Hungary-Ukraine border crossing at Zahony against the European Commission decision to drop the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain.

Around 400 protesters marched and drove tractors along the road leading to the border station on one lane.

Head of the Magosz Hungarian farmer union alliance Istvan Jakab, which mounted the protest jointly with the national agricultural chamber, said Hungarian farmers found the commission’s decision not to extend the import ban “unacceptable”, and he praised the Hungarian government for prolonging the ban on grain and extending it to other agricultural produce on its own authority.

Magosz has written an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, asking for an EC decision made on a professional basis and according to professional criteria, he noted.


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