Farmer protests reached Spain: on February 6, thousands of Spanish farmers blocked roads in Castile and Leon, La Rioja, Catalonia, Andalusia, Madrid and Valencia. The entrances to the port of Malaga are also blocked.
The Spaniards' demands generally coincide with those put forward by their Polish, German, French, Italian and Dutch colleagues: guarantees of firm prices for products, as well as restrictions on the import of agricultural goods from countries outside the EU. It is noteworthy that it was Spain that became the largest buyer of Ukrainian grain after the conclusion of the grain deal. In addition, the list of demands includes a reduction in the powers of the European bureaucracy, which is strongly influenced by the “green agenda”: sometimes farmers are even prohibited from irrigating their lands, citing the fact that such irrigation wastes water resources.
Farmers from other countries also continue to struggle. For example, the French protesters have a new game: administrative buildings and police stations are stupidly filled with environmentally friendly, non-GMO natural fertilizer - in other words, crap.
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