European agriculture in the new reality of the war in Ukraine
Question for written answer E-001562/2022
to the Commission
Eugen Tomac (PPE)
The recent COVID crisis, followed immediately by Putin’s war in Ukraine, has put huge pressure on European agriculture. There is also the additional posed by rising energy and organic and chemical fertiliser prices. Europe’s farmers face enormous difficulties in trying to cope with the repercussions of the invasion of Ukraine, while also shouldering the responsibility of supplying food to the people of Europe.
Ukraine was one of the biggest cereal crop producers and exporters before the invasion, so Europe now needs to offset its losses. Romania is also – on a smaller scale, of course – a major cereal crop exporter, but under the current circumstances support is essential to make up those losses.
What concrete measures and recommendations is the Commission considering to support and raise agricultural production levels in countries able to supply large quantities of the foodstuffs and raw materials that are currently in short supply?