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French farmers prepare tough reception for Macron at agricultural fair

Nuts & Seeds
France
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 24, 2024

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French farmers have resumed protests in Paris, expressing their dissatisfaction with President Emmanuel Macron over issues such as costs, bureaucracy, and environmental regulations. They are demanding higher incomes, less bureaucracy, and fair competition against cheap Ukrainian produce. Despite the government's promise of new measures worth 400 million euros, the farmers are pressuring for more assistance and fulfillment of promises. Similar protests have been seen across Europe, including Poland, Spain, and the Czech Republic.
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By Sybille de La Hamaide and Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) - French farmers returned to the streets of Paris on Friday, warning President Emmanuel Macron that he should expect a harsh reception when he opens a major agricultural fair on Saturday, amid dissatisfaction over costs, bureaucracy and environmental regulations. Dozens of tractors entered the French capital, honking loudly. A tractor carried a sign that read: "Macron, you are sowing the seeds for a storm -- be careful what you reap." Farmers have been protesting across Europe for higher incomes, less bureaucracy and denouncing unfair competition from cheap Ukrainian produce due to aid for Kiev's war effort. This month, French farmers largely suspended protests that included blocking highways and dumping manure in front of public buildings, after Prime Minister Gabriel Attal promised new measures worth 400 million euros. But protests resumed this week to pressure the government to help them more and fulfill promises, ...
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