Czech farmers protest against EU agricultural policies

Large numbers of farmers in the Czech Republic reacted to the intensified controls on the country's borders with Slovakia, Poland and Germany, mainly due to the European Union's (EU) agricultural policies and the import of products from outside the Union at lower prices.

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The Czech Farmers’ Chamber announced that farmers with 3,000 tractors and agricultural vehicles organized demonstrations in the country’s borders with Slovakia, Poland and Germany, as well as in major cities.

The farmers reacted to bureaucratic obstacles and intensive controls in agriculture in the country, as well as EU agricultural policies and cheaper imports of agricultural products from outside the Union.

A protest was organized in the capital Prague on February 19 with the participation of a large number of farmers.


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