EU: Farmers' protest advances in Spain against the bloc's policies

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Published Feb 22, 2024

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Farmers across Spain have taken to the streets of Madrid to protest against the European Union's agricultural policies, arguing that recent concessions by Spain and the European Commission are inadequate. They are also protesting against a law intended to ensure fair wholesale prices for their products, which they claim is not being enforced. Similar demonstrations are happening in France, where the government is facing pressure to increase wages and provide additional support. Meanwhile, in Poland, there are concerns about pro-Putin slogans at farmer protests, leading to suspicions of Russian influence.
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Madrid, 02/21/2024 - Thousands of farmers advanced to the center of Madrid, Spain, this Wednesday, as part of protests against policies related to the European Union's (EU) agricultural policy taking place in several countries in the bloc . Spain and the European Commission have made some concessions in recent weeks, but producers argue that the measures are insufficient. Today's demonstration is expected to be the largest in the Spanish capital since rural producers began protesting more than two weeks ago. The group of unions that brings together rural producers stated that they would take 500 tractors and transport thousands of farmers to the concentration. In addition to EU policies, they allege that a law designed to ensure that major supermarket buyers pay fair wholesale prices for their products is not being enforced, while consumer prices have soared. More protests In neighboring France, the EU's biggest agricultural producer, the government is also facing pressure from ...
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