EU–Ukraine Trade Deal Faces Uncertain Future Amid Farmer Protests

David Vives
By David Vives
March 18, 2024NTD Newsroom

EU leaders will gather for a summit on March 21 and 22, with the EU–Ukraine trade deal’s future in question. While some cling to hopes of maintaining solidarity with Ukraine, uncertainties are increasing as the EU Parliament enforces restrictions amid widespread rural discontent. European farmers are voicing concerns over unfair competition from Ukrainian produce, and are urging for a level playing field. Member of the European Parliament, Rob Roos, is highlighting opposition to the deal, citing complications and disparities in regulations. As European elections loom, potential policy reversals hang in the balance that could impact agriculture and trade dynamics.

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