Czech Republic: some 3,000 tractors demonstrate at the borders

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 23, 2024

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Approximately 3,000 Czech farmers, using agricultural machines, have staged a protest against the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy. The farmers are demanding an end to restrictions on the size of agricultural production, significant changes to the duty-free agreement between the EU and Ukraine, and a decrease in bureaucratic requirements. The protest, which is part of a wider movement across EU countries, caused traffic disruptions in Brno and at a border crossing point between Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
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“Around 3,000 agricultural machines took to the road,” said the Chamber of Agriculture in a press release, specifying that farmers “are thus drawing attention to the problems caused by the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union (Cac ), complicated and faulty. Czech farmers are thus joining the protest movement which is spreading to many EU countries, from Spain to the Baltic countries. “The main common demands that we have forwarded to the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, include an end to restrictions on the size of agricultural production, the abolition or substantial modification of the duty-free agreement between "European Union and Ukraine, as well as the simplification and reduction of bureaucratic requirements for farmers", indicates the press release sent to AFP. According to the CTK agency, tractors blocked a crossing point on the border between Slovakia and the Czech Republic for a little over an hour and blocked part of the traffic ...
Source: TerreNet
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