Farmers block Poland-Ukraine border, protests elsewhere as well

Supply Chain Management
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 20, 2024

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Ukrainian authorities have reported a halt of approximately 3,000 trucks on the Polish border due to a potential blockade by Polish farmers, impacting the delivery of humanitarian aid and fuel. Concurrently, farmers in Greece and Prague are staging protests, demanding lower fuel and electricity costs, changes to European agricultural policy, increased subsidies, and reduced bureaucracy. These protests are taking place during a visit by European Parliament President Roberta Metsola to Athens.
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Ukrainian authorities report that about three thousand trucks are stopped on the Polish side of the border. Humanitarian aid supplies and fuel would also be stopped there. "These types of actions have a negative impact on our confrontation with the common enemy: Russia," the minister said. The situation could worsen on Tuesday, February 20. Then Polish farmers called for a complete border blockade. Polish farmers and logistics organizations believe they are dealing with unfair competition from Ukraine. Poland is currently an important transit route for Ukraine. A factor is that trade via the Black Sea is complicated by the war. Greece Peasant protests are also currently taking place elsewhere in Europe. Greek farmers are preparing for a major protest in Athens. The Kathimerini newspaper reports that thousands of activists are expected in the capital on Tuesday. The farmers are demanding, among other things, lower fuel and electricity costs and adjustments to European agricultural ...
Source: Nieuwe Oogst
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