Distributive policy

Czech farmers will protest against EU agrarian policy across the country on September 15 – Official

Hundreds of agricultural vehicles and equipment will block the roads of the Czech Republic, including the streets of Prague, on September 15 in protest against the agrarian policy of the EU and the Czech Cabinet, the president of the Agrarian Chamber has said Czech Jan Dolezal. Monday

PRAGUE (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – September 12, 2022) Hundreds of agricultural vehicles and equipment will block the roads of the Czech Republic, including the streets of Prague, on September 15 in protest against the EU’s agrarian policy and the Czech Cabinet, the chairman of the Czech Agrarian Chamber, Jan Dolezal, said on Monday.

“It is no coincidence that our demonstration will take place on September 15, on this day EU agriculture ministers will gather in Prague to hold an informal meeting,” Dolezal said during a meeting. press conference after a joint meeting of the leaders of the Agrarian Chamber. and the Farmers Union.

The protesters intend to send officials a memorandum prepared by the agrarian chambers of the Visegrad group – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, Dolezhal said, adding that their colleagues from Bulgaria, Croatia, from Romania and Lithuania also expressed their support for the demonstration. .

According to Dolezal, the upcoming protest aims to draw attention to the impact of EU Green Deal environmental measures on agriculture, such as requiring a significant reduction in the use of pesticides.

Protest organizers intend to distribute Czech potatoes and apples to attendees of the EU agriculture ministers meeting, indicating that farmers will be forced to reduce production due to the rising costs and EU environmental policy.

“If we adopt a new distribution policy of agricultural support, planned by EU leaders and our cabinet, and try at all costs to achieve the ambitious objectives of the European Green Deal within the planned and very short timeframe, until 2030, food from European products will become an expensive luxury that many will not be able to afford,” said Agricultural Association President Martin Pycha.

In 2019, the Commission adopted the so-called European Green Deal, aimed at reducing carbon emissions and building a resource-efficient and environmentally friendly economy, with a net carbon neutrality target set for 2050. The European Green Deal is meant to ensure food security in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss and reduce the environmental footprint of the EU food system, while driving a global transition towards competitive sustainability of farm to plate.