Polish farmers block roads and Ukrainian border in nationwide protest

Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 10, 2024

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Polish farmers are staging a month-long general strike, including road and border blockades with Ukraine, in protest against EU policies they believe are detrimental to their livelihoods. The farmers are opposing EU climate change measures, rising costs, and what they perceive as unfair competition from cheap food imports, particularly from Ukraine. The protests, announced by the Solidarity farmers' union, are set to continue with sporadic road blockades across Poland until March 10.
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WARSAW, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Polish farmers blocked roads across the country and border crossings with Ukraine on Friday, starting a month-long general strike to protest against EU policies and the lack of government measures to protect their means of subsistence. Farmers in France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Germany are protesting against the limitations imposed on them by EU measures against climate change, rising costs and unfair competition from abroad. Polish farmers have especially protested against cheap food imports from neighboring Ukraine. About 100 farmers and 50 cars blocked the entrance to the Medyka border crossing, preventing all vehicles from passing through, Ukrainian border service spokesman Andriy Demchenko told television. Polish media said there were more than 250 blockades across the country. Images showed convoys of tractors clogging the roads and banners such as "Without us, they will be hungry, naked and sober." "Today all of Europe is on fire. The ...
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