The European Commission declined on Tuesday to comment on kyiv’s complaint against three European Union member states for blocking the import of Ukrainian cereals, stating that it is evaluating the situation.
“We cannot give an opinion because we are evaluating the situation and we have to decide how to proceed,” said Commerce spokesperson Miriam García Ferrer at the community executive’s daily press conference.
The spokesperson also added that Brussels is aware of the complaint presented by Ukraine to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and of the letters sent to Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, after blocking the entry of cereals such as wheat, corn , rapeseed and sunflower seeds decided by the three countries of the European Union (EU).
The issue was discussed on Monday at the meeting of the coordination platform of the European Commission on the issue of cereals, where it should continue to be analyzed, the spokesperson also highlighted. Community.
On Friday, the Community Executive announced the end of the ban imposed by five EU member states on the passage of Ukrainian grain to protect their farmers, and Kiev committed to controlling the flow to neighboring countries.
However, minutes later, Hungary and Poland announced that they had decided to unilaterally extend the ban on imports of Ukrainian grains, defying the European Commission. These countries were later joined by Slovakia.
The Russian blockade on the export of Ukrainian grain led the EU to open special corridors, without customs duties, to help the economy of the country invaded by Moscow, having provided exceptions for five Member States, which were lifted on Friday and that three They decided to reapply. .