Thursday, November 28, 2019

Farmers and tractors protest vs EU climate and env policies

So far four European countries are affected recently by farmers opposing certain agri, environment and climate policies -- Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, France.

(1) Massive tractor protest leads to 700 miles of traffic jams
Basit MahmoodTuesday 1 Oct 2019 5:45 pm

“An estimated 10,000 Dutch farmers planned the protest to The Hague, to challenge plans to cut back on livestock farming, so that the country can comply with EU laws on nitrogen emissions. One MP has suggested livestock production be halved, leading to a furious backlash from the farmers.”

(2) Farmers' strike causes disruption across Netherlands
16/10/2019 - 17:36

“Thousands of tractor-driving Dutch farmers stepped up protests on Wednesday against the government's climate policies, prompting authorities to block off parliament with army vehicles.
In the second national demonstration in three weeks against government plans to curb nitrogen emissions, farmers laid siege to the country's seat of power in The Hague…”

(3) German farmers stage tractor protest over climate measures
22/10/2019 - 17:57

“Many farmers have said they are fed up with "farmer bashing" by environmental activists, who they say have made agricultural businesses the bogeyman in the climate debate.”

(4) UPDATE: Huge disruption in Berlin as thousands of farmers in tractors shut down streets
26 November 2019 10:38 CET+01:00

“Furious farmers say the environmental protection measures go too far and pose an existential risk to their farms.
Many are also fed up with the "farmer bashing" they say has cast them as villains in the fight against climate change.”

"WATCH: Farmers hit the streets of Dublin today in opposition to carbon taxes and rock-bottom beef prices. Many claim there is no future in farming for young people if the status quo continues."

(6) One thousand tractors roll into Paris for farmer protest
Similar protests in Berlin and Dublin
Anthony Cuthbertson @ADCuthbertson  27 November 2019

“The two main farm unions organising the unrest blame stagnant revenues, the phasing out of certain pesticides and what they claim is unfair competition.”

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