The Minister of Economy and Industry Nikola Stojanov addressed the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Irene Plank on the need for a Europe-wide solution for grain imports from Ukraine and targeted European aid for Bulgarian producers.
Ambassador Plank stressed that a solution should be found to support Ukraine, but also to show solidarity towards Bulgarian farmers. Minister Stojanov presented the problems faced by Bulgarian producers due to the unequal competition created by the increased imports. He pointed out that he hoped Germany would support Bulgaria’s position in the upcoming discussions at the EU level.
‘We see that this is an issue that is important for a number of countries and European solidarity means finding an adequate common response, taking into account the interests of the member states’, Nikola Stojanov stressed. He explained that along with taking concrete actions, Bulgaria will continue the active dialogue with the European Commission to find a common solution.