Peasants' revolution in Europe reached Spain

Spanish farmers have joined Europe-wide protests in a united front against EU agricultural policies.

Tractors lined up on highways in cities including Seville, Toledo, Granada, Huelva, Zaragoza, Ciudad Real, Valencia, Málaga, Murcia, Tarragona, Lleida and Madrid, disrupting traffic and occasionally closing roads.

Spanish farmers organized their first major demonstration, echoing the sentiments of their European counterparts, mainly through social media.

Organizers say that although the protests have been peaceful, their impact on traffic has been noticeable in an effort to draw attention to the injustices of the agricultural sector.

Unions in the agricultural sector issued a statement stressing the need for “flexibility in EU agricultural policies” and calling for “tighter restrictions and controls on products coming from outside the EU”.

Additionally, farmers called for increased assistance to address drought-related challenges, strengthening control over the food supply chain, and expanding insurance entitlements.

Unions in the agricultural sector have issued a statement demanding strict restrictions on products coming from outside the European Union (France).

A wave of farmer protests intensified in Spain this week, starting in France and then spreading to Germany, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Romania, Portugal and Greece.

Spanish farmer unions have announced plans to mobilize in different cities each day, and larger demonstrations are scheduled for February 13 in Catalonia and February 21 in the capital Madrid.

The protesters' criticisms revolve around EU rules related to the Green Deal initiative and its Common Agricultural Policy.

The EU's “ambitious” plan in 2019 aims to achieve climate neutrality and reduce carbon emissions by 2050.

While farmer protests that began in southwestern France two weeks ago signal growing dissatisfaction among European farmers over current agricultural policies.

According to observers, these protests underline the urgent need to re-evaluate and revise EU policies to ensure the sustainability and prosperity of the agricultural sector.

The agricultural sector in Europe is experiencing hot days which reached its peak at the beginning of this February, when hundreds of farmers demonstrated with tractors in Brussels in protest against European leaders (French).

The agricultural sector in Europe is witnessing hot days which reached its peak in early February, when hundreds of farmers demonstrated with tractors in Brussels to protest against European leaders during a summit in the presence of the President of the European Commission .

Farmers prefer blocking roads with tractors as their main method of protest. Apart from various local reasons, the opposition is also caused by EU policies related to the agricultural sector. According to observers, although the local causes are similar, these protests pose a threat of major damage to the European economy.

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