In the last two months, the government did not exercise its right of first refusal regarding the export of Hungarian grain, the Ministry for Agriculture said.
According to napi.hu, the government declared in March that exporting wheat, rye, barley, oat, corn, soybean or sunflower must be announced in advance to the National Food Chain Safety Office. The state has the right to buy it up if there is a shortage on the market due to the war in Ukraine. Furthermore, the European Union would like to know the amount of grain stored, so they prescribed an obligation for the member states to report it.
Népszava asked the Ministry of Agriculture whether they baulked any export agreements. The ministry said that 3 million tonnes of grain have gone abroad since they introduced mandatory reporting. In comparison with previous years, the amount is not higher. Thus, the ministry did not intervene. However, they prolonged the end date of mandatory reporting to mid-July.
A total of 5,702 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Thursday, while another 5,352 people from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said.
The police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 425 people, the police website said on Friday. Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added. The Budapest police received 194 refugees, 80 children among them, arriving by train, according to the municipal police website.
Source: napi.hu, MTI