The Bulgarian government has agreed to a temporary halt to import of sunflower seeds from Ukraine after protests by farmers, Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov, said on Wednesday, pledging to support production by local farmers.
Iliya Prodanov, the representative of the farmers who have been protesting since Monday, confirmed that the agreement was reached with the government the previous evening.
The import of Ukrainian seeds are to be stopped until the two countries have agreed on corresponding import quotas.
Bulgarian grain producers are also demanding a ban on imports of wheat, corn and rapeseed from Ukraine, as they fear unfair competition from Ukraine.
An agreement between Bulgaria and Ukraine would have to wait until after a planned meeting on the issue between the European Commission and Ukraine. (dpa/NAN). READ ALSO:
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