Showing posts with label farmers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label farmers. Show all posts

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Saturday, December 3, 2016

S. Korean residents voice against THAAD depolyment

Scores of residents living in the southeastern part of South Korea, where a US missile shield is supposed to be deployed by the end of next year, came to Seoul on Saturday to voice their opposition.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bulgarian carriers call off blockade of Greek border at Orthodox Easter

A meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, Transport Minister Ivailo Moskovski, road carriers and tour operators on April 25 resulted in a planned blockade of the Greek border for 10 days starting at the Orthodox Easter being called off.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Greek-Bulgarian border blockade: Bulgarian PM threatens ‘serious steps’

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov visited the Bulgarian – Greek border on February 27, crossing it to speak to Greek police, customs officials and farmers – and telling them what they were doing was a disgrace and threatening “very serious steps” unless they resolved their problems soon.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bulgarian Parliament calls for EU penalty proceedings against Greece over border blockade

Bulgaria’s National Assembly unanimously adopted a declaration on February 19 2016 condemning the Greek blockade of the two countries’ border and calling on the European Commission to initiate penalty proceedings against the government of Greece.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry issues advisory on Greek border blockades, protest in Athens

The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory to the country’s citizens travelling to Greece ahead of the planned February 12 protests in Athens and against a background of continuing periodic blockades of crossings at the Bulgarian-Greek border.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Farmer blockade at Greek-Bulgarian border eases

After a week of extensive traffic disruption at the border crossings between Bulgaria and Greece, the blockade imposed by Greek farmers appeared to ease on the morning of February 5, reports in Bulgarian media said.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Friday, November 7, 2014

EU spends 344 million euro to support farmers in wake of Russian embargo

EU authorities have expended more than 344 million euro from the pan-European reserves by way of financial support for the farming sector in the wake of the impact exerted on it by the Russian embargo on foodstuff imports from Europe.

TASS received the information at the press service of the EU Council.

Russia introduced the embargo in early August after the enactment of expansive anti-Russian sanctions by the West earlier this year.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Latvian milk producers warn about possible protests in Brussels if no help comes from EU

Latvia’s milk producers who were hit by the Russian food export ban threaten to stage protest actions in Brussels if they get no financial aid the European Union has promised, Juris Lazdins, the President of the Farmers’ Parliament, said on Friday.

“This is an absurd situation. Farmers are always obliged to keep to the rules of the European Union but Europe is in no hurry to keep to its promises,” he said. “We expect quick actions from the new European commissioner for agriculture and rural development, we expect not just lofty words but material help.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

EU Producers Falsely Mark Products to Bypass Russian Ban. Under the guise of being produced in countries such as FYROM, Serbia, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Turkey etc (Rosselkhoznadzor)

MOSCOW, August 20 (RIA Novosti) - Attempts to import embargoed European products to Russia are on the rise, a spokesman for Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia’s agricultural watchdog, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
Attempts to import banned European food are on the rise, as EU manufacturers attempt to claim their products are produced in countries not affected by the ban, Alexei Alexeyenko, assistant to the head of Rosselkhoznadzor, said.
Products said to be made in countries outside the European Union have turned out to have only EU phytosanitary certificates, Alexeyenko said, noting that Rosselkhoznadzor believes them to be falsely marked to avoid the import ban.

EU farmers complain €125mn compensation is just drop in the ocean

The €125 million in emergency EU support to its food producers may not be enough to cover the damage, as some estimates have it more than a hundred times higher.
On Monday, the European Commission announced €125 million in emergency funding for European farmers hit by the Russian trade ban
Economists at ING estimate the embargo could cost the European Union €6.7 billion ($9 billion) during a year of lost production. The report also sees 130,000 jobs at risk in the trade row between Russia and the West over Ukraine.
The European statistics office, Eurostat, said the ban - which bars meat, dairy, cheese, fruit and vegetables from all 28 EU member states, affects €12 billion ($16 billion) worth of EU exports, or 10 percent of the total.

Friday, August 8, 2014

"Sanctions would cost Serbia at least EUR 1bn"

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić says Serbia could not impose sanctions on Russia "because it would lose at least EUR 1 billion."...

"Introducing sanctions against Russia would ruin business for fruit, vegetable and dairy farmers, and Serbia would lose at least EUR 1 billion," Vučić told reporters in the town of Ub.
He was there for the beginning of works on the future Belgrade–Bar highway section through Serbia.

Vučić pointed out that the damage would be immense if Russia then decided to respond to sanctions by increasing the price of gas.

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