France tries to dismantle crisis with farmers and says no to the agreement

France tries to dismantle crisis with farmers and says no to the agreement

Thus, the new prime minister reported, Gabriel Attalannouncing from a cattle field in Montastruc-de-Salies, a town in the south of France, a series of measures to respond to more than a week of demonstrations and road blockades.

“France clearly opposes (…) the signing of the treaty with Mercosur”Attal assured.


Gabriel Attal, Prime Minister of France.

What Prime Minister Attal declared about the complaints of the agrarian peasantry

Based on the complaints expressed yesterday, the French government responded this Friday by announcing the elimination of the increase in diesel prices for agricultural use, in addition to its opposition to the signature of agreement between EU and Mercosurto try to defuse farmers’ protests that threaten to blockade Paris.

The actions initiated by farmers eight days ago to denounce their economic situation were intensifying until this Friday, when dozens of tractors began to block major roads around the capital.

“You wanted to send a message, which was received loud and clear,” said the prime minister. Attal, during a visit to a rancher Montastruc-de-Salies, in the south of France, where he announced a series of measures to respond to the popular anger.

In addition to the renunciation of the increase in the rate of diesel for agricultural use, he announced greater control of the negotiations between the sector and distributors, aid to specific sectors such as organic agriculture, in addition to “a reduction in procedures administrative”, among other issues.

The demands of the agricultural sector

The protest, which began a week ago in the south of the country, now threatens to reach Paris if the president’s government Emmanuel Macron comes to not answer him to the agricultural world. From the FNSEA, they commented, they already sent him 24 demands.

Since this Thursday the 25th, agricultural unions have intensified their protests throughout French territory.

One by one, the FNSEA’s complaints to the French management

The union, which brings together more than 20,000 trade organizations throughout France, presented a series of demands to the authorities, including:

  • A emergency help to sectors in crisis.
  • Greater flexibility of the standards environmental, such as those related to the use of pesticides.
  • A economic compensation due to the increase in the rate of diesel for agricultural use.

The answer “it just can’t be with old recipes or some slightly emblematic advertisements. We clearly need the public powers change heading”, assured Arnaud Rousseauleader of the FNSEA, remembering that “the ball is in the court” of the government.

Source: Ambito

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