The impact of Russian and Belarusian aggression in Ukraine on food security and stability in the EU’s agricultural sector
Priority question for written answer P-000865/2022
to the Commission
Krzysztof Jurgiel (ECR)
Russia and Ukraine account for over 30% of the global wheat and barley market, 17% of the maize market and over 50% of the sunflower oil market. The ongoing Russian and Belarusian aggression in Ukraine has blocked ports and trade routes on the Black Sea, and, as a result, Ukraine’s exports have ground to a halt. This year’s spring sowing has also been thrown into doubt.
In light of the above:
- 1.Is the Commission monitoring the potential increase in cereal and oilseed prices on EU markets?
- 2.Is the Commission planning any protective measures or interventions in the market, for example on the basis of Article 219 of the regulation concerning the common organisation of the agricultural markets?
- 3.Could this situation pose a serious long-term threat to food security in the EU?