Magosz, NAK 'Firmly Oppose' EC Action on Ukraine Trade Restrictions

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Hungarian farmers association Magosz and the National Agriculture Chamber (NAK) said they were "firmly opposed" to the European Commission's proposal to renew the suspension of import duties and quotas on Ukrainian farm exports to the EU in a statement issued yesterday, according to agroinform.hu.

The farmers' groups warned that allowing the unrestricted import of GMO farm products of questionable quality, treated with banned chemicals, put consumers and farmers at risk. They also voiced support for farmers protesting around Europe against measures taken by Brussels and their own governments.

The conditions those farmers have taken to the streets to demand have been ensured to Hungarian farmers by the government without protest, they added.

Hungary's government is on the side of farmers and defends their interests in Brussels, Magosz and NAK said, pointing to a national ban on imports of Ukrainian farm products.

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