Commission slams Slovakia’s proposed restriction of grain, cereal exports

Euractiv | May 13, 2022 at 1:47 PM
  • Slovakia has tabled a proposal that would restrict agricultural commodities exports in light of the war in Ukraine, a move the European Commission has condemned, warning any bans of this nature could destabilise markets and lead to price increases.
  • This would mean all planned exports of food commodities with a volume of over 400 tonnes would have to be reported by the exporter to the Slovak state authorities.
  • The proposal was also met with approval by Slovakia’s Minister of Agriculture, Samuel Vlčan.