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Agriculture: Farmers’ protests also in Italy – Salvini blames the EU

Agriculture: Farmers’ protests also in Italy – Salvini blames the EU

Resistance is forming on the streets of Italy: hundreds of farmers are demonstrating against EU agricultural policy. Deputy Prime Minister Salvini blames Brussels for this.

Several hundred farmers also demonstrated in Italy against European agricultural policy and in favor of receiving state subsidies.

In various regions of the country, they blocked road traffic with tractors. In some places, roads were completely blocked. The regions affected were Tuscany, Lombardy and Calabria, among others. There were also protests on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini from the right-wing ruling party Lega blamed the EU Commission in Brussels for the protests. “The tractors that are on the roads across Europe are having problems with the current European Commission,” the transport minister said, according to a report by the Ansa news agency. He described the Commission’s agricultural policy under the leadership of German President Ursula von der Leyen as “catastrophic”.

Source: Stern

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