Czech farmers protesting against cheap Ukrainian grain imports
Czech farmers have protested against imports of cheap grains from Ukraine which will make it difficult for them to sell their own produce. They also point to the fact that the duty-free wheat, corn and soya from Ukraine, which is being imported to a number of central and east European countries, does not meet strict EU quality norms.
EU agriculture ministers are due to meet in Brussels to address the problem and try to ensure that Ukrainian grain passing through solidarity corridors, with the aim of reaching countries dependent on grain imports, does not create a glut in Europe. The EU introduced the corridors through its territory to help Ukraine, and prevent a famine in other parts of the world.