MADRID: Spanish farmers blocked visitors on a number of the nation’s major highways on Tuesday (Feb 6), becoming a member of colleagues in other European countries protesting in opposition to excessive prices, paperwork and competitors from non-EU nations.
“With completely different shades, in the entire of the European Union, now we have the identical issues,” Donaciano Dujo, vice chairman of ASAJA, one the most important farmers associations in Spain, informed nationwide broadcaster TVE.
ASAJA and different associations had known as for protests from Thursday, however many farmers took to the roads with their tractors on Tuesday, snarling visitors all through the nation from Seville and Granada within the south as much as Girona close to the French border, visitors authorities stated.
“The countryside is fed up,” Dujo stated.
In Girona, tractors could possibly be seen gathering forward of the day of protests, carrying placards with one studying “with out farmers there isn’t any meals”.
Like colleagues in France, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, Spanish farmers are complaining in regards to the rising weight of European paperwork, low produce costs and rising prices.
They are saying demanding guidelines imposed on EU farmers to guard the surroundings makes them much less aggressive than friends in different areas, akin to Latin America or non-EU Europe.
Over the previous few days, blockades in France and Belgium have generally escalated into violent clashes with the police.