Europe is meeting Greece's food needs, said , Agricultural Development and Food Minister Giorgos Georgantas said on Friday, noting that Greece has replaced imports from Russia and Ukraine from other markets, as have other supply chains, and there is no worry of food shortages.
In statements from Ioannina, Georgantas said that the two products imported in large quantities by Greece before the Ukraine war were common wheat and maize, "and Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, and Romania are already sending loads that cover any needs very satisfactorily," he added. Moreover, flour industrialists reported no worries, "as the supply chain works as normal."
Minister Georgantas acknowledged "an issue with prices," mostly attributed to the preceding energy crisis, but asserted that "there will be some balancing out in this area as well, as the government is trying to help out." He said those efforts focused on helping farmers and vulnerable groups to cope with energy costs.