EU doubts Polish meat quality

The Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita writes the EU has evidence of the low quality of Polish meat. The European Commission has claimed violations of sanitary norms at seven out of 27 Polish enterprises. Four Polish meat producers and a dairy company have b

In 2005 Russia put an embargo on Polish meat import due to claimed violations of sanitary and veterinary norms. Poland then threatened to block Russia's accession to the WTO and even vetoed the talks on extension of the EU-Russia agreement on partnership and co-operation.

So far the EU has backed Poland in its dispute. However, Rzeczpospolita says the inspection results may give support to Russia's position.