Twelve EU member states protest against financial aid worth tens of millions of euros to member states that have blocked the import of grain from Ukraine.
The group believes that money given to Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to convince them to lift bans on imports of Ukrainian grain could threaten the EU’s single market and motivate member states to ask for different treatment in the future.
The countries include Denmark, France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Greece, the Netherlands, Croatia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Austria, which on May 10 sent a letter to the European Commission, reports AFP. They stated in this that the EU did not discuss the decision on the provision of funds with other member states, which they described as a lack of transparency.
“It is essential to ensure that the EU is united and that our differences are not played into Russia’s hands,” the countries write in the letter.
Source: Mr East