The Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs, Peter Kullgren noted that the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on January 30, 2023, in Brussels would, among other issues, confirm solidarity with Ukraine and discuss further ways to support its agricultural sector.
Source: The Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs, Peter Kullgren
Peter Kullgren noted that the key topic of today’s meeting would be the current situation in the EU agricultural market.
“Ministers will take stock of the market situation in member states in light of Russia’s war against Ukraine. They will hear from the Commission on the latest developments on agricultural markets and
discuss further possible actions to help ease the situation in Ukraine in the short and long-term, including by continuing to facilitate and strengthen land connectivity via the EU’s solidarity lanes,” informed the Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs.
EU Ministers are also expected to discuss support measures for the most war-affected sectors.
“The agriculture sector has been hit by increases in energy costs and rising prices for agricultural inputs which in turn have led to volatile prices for agricultural products. Russia’s war in Ukraine drove prices further up, reaching an all-time high by mid-2022,” added the Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs, Peter Kullgren.
Other topics of the meeting will be ways of developing the bioeconomy, and of implementing EU legislation on reducing harmful emissions in the agricultural sector.
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