Croatia offers Adriatic ports for transport of Ukrainian grains

The European Commission introduced the so-called ‘solidarity lanes’ earlier in May to improve EU-Ukraine connectivity for grain export, amid the ongoing blockade of Ukrainian ports due to the Russian invasion. [Shutterstock/Ryzhkov Oleksandr]

Croatia’s Adriatic ports could offer an alternative route for transporting grains from Ukraine, whose Black Sea ports remain blocked, EURACTIV’s partner Jutarnji List reported, quoting the state secretary at Croatia’s European and foreign affairs ministry.

After taking part in the General Affairs Council of EU27 ministers in Brussels on Monday (23 May), Andreja Metelko Zgombić said: “During the debate, I pointed out that Croatia’s Adriatic ports are at your disposal and can be a short and efficient route towards North Africa.”

The European Commission introduced the so-called ‘solidarity lanes’ earlier in May to improve EU-Ukraine connectivity for grain export, amid the ongoing blockade of Ukrainian ports due to the Russian invasion.

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