The large French agricultural union announces that it will resume selective protest actions
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Published Feb 12, 2024
The National Federation of Agricultural Operators' Unions (FNSEA) in France is planning new selective actions in supermarkets and hypermarkets due to the government's failure to fulfill its promises. The union had previously halted protests following assurances from Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, but has seen no subsequent progress. The FNSEA is demanding a revision in the assessment of pesticide use and the abolition of the 4% mandatory fallow land requirement imposed by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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"Actions will be carried out, rather aimed at large businesses," announced this Monday Arnaud Rousseau, the president of the National Federation of Agricultural Operators' Unions (FNSEA), who pointed out that "there will not be a national movement for moment. The agricultural world does not threaten. I advocate the spirit of responsibility." In an interview with the France Info radio station, Rousseau insisted that "everyone wants this to work," and that the aim is to prevent the Paris Agricultural Show, which is to be held from February 24 to March 3, from being develop with tension and violence. But he also warned that between now and then "we are not going to abandon our ambitions" because he believes that there are several issues on which no progress has been made. The FNSEA launched the slogan on February 1 to put an end to the important protests that had taken place for two weeks throughout France, with highways and roads blocked by hundreds of tractors, just a few hours ...