Farmers in the eastern EU countries will receive assistance in the amount of 100 million euros in case they return to grain from Ukraine. This promise was made by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
As follows from the statement, the EC has already sent a support package of 56.3 million euros to the most affected farmers. In addition, a second package is being prepared, the amount of which will be 100 million euros.
The list of countries to which assistance will be sent will include Hungary and Poland. However, the European Commission demanded that the principles of the unity of the customs space and the market be observed.
Earlier it was reported that the Polish authorities banned the import of agricultural products from the territory of Ukraine. The decision was made against the backdrop of mass protests by Polish farmers.