Hungary Subjecting Ukrainian Grain to 'Strict Checks'

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Hungary will subject Ukrainian grain bound for markets in Hungary to "strict checks" to ensure compliance "with all food safety regulations," Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said.

In a statement issued by his ministry, Nagy said Hungary would offer any assistance to see Ukrainian grain reach its "original destination:" consumers in Africa and the Middle East.

He noted that Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia had asked the European Commission to take immediate steps in the interest of reducing imports of Ukrainian grain that are driving down prices on local markets but complained that "Brussels isn't listening to the voice of Europe's farmers."

Nagy added, "We won't allow Hungarian farmers to be put at a disadvantage because solidarity lanes aren't functioning properly." 

 

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