Lithuania: Farmers concerned over Russian grain imports

Lithuanian farmers and grain processors are expressing increased concern over the import of Russian grain into the EU, LRT reports. Ausrys Macijauskas, chairman of the Lithuanian Grain Growers Association (LGAA), noted that 12mn tonnes of Russian grain was imported into the EU in 2023, including over 3mn tonnes via Latvia and Lithuania. Macijauskas said that Russia was dumping prices to create chaos in the EU agricultural sector. He called on the European Commission to intervene in the market. Some MPs have proposed banning the import of Russian and Belarusian agricultural products into Lithuania temporarily until July 2025. President Gitanas Nauseda said that he supported a ban on the import of Russian grain, BNS reported.