Farmers across Poland announce a general strike. At the same time, they ask for understanding and awareness that the sector is defending itself against bankruptcy.
Peasant protests are underway in many European countries. The main reasons for the protests are the ideological policies of the Green Deal, pushed by the European Commission, and the flooding of European markets with agricultural products from international agricultural companies in Ukraine. The EU’s agreement with Kiev in this area has just been extended. As a result, farmers are protesting against, among other things: in Brussels.
There will be a general strike of the farmers
The situation in Poland is also becoming increasingly dramatic. In response, the Independent Self-Governing Union of Individual Farmers ‘Solidarity’ passed a resolution announcing a general strike of farmers across the country.
“We have run out of patience,” farmers explain. “Brussels’ position on the last day of January 2024 is unacceptable for our entire agricultural community. In addition, the inaction of the Polish authorities and the declarations of cooperation with the European Commission and announcements to reject all decisions of the European Commission on the import of agricultural and food products from Ukraine leave us no choice but to declare a general strike,” they add to.
The strike will begin On February 9, all border crossings between Poland and Ukraine were blocked along with road and highway blockades in individual voivodeships.
“We ask our fellow countrymen for understanding and awareness of the situation in which we all find ourselves. We fight for our common interest, which is to protect Polish family farms, often multi-generational farms, from collapse and bankruptcy. If possible, avoid traveling to the mentioned areas every time,” they inform.
Ideological policy of the European Union
The situation is made worse by alarming voices from Brussels. The European Union will need €1.5 trillion in investments annually to meet its net emissions target by 2050. – according to research supported by EU lawmakers, quoted by Reuters.
Next week, the European Commission is expected to recommend that the EU cut net emissions by 90%. by 2040 compared to 1990 levels, and outlines the massive increase in investment needed to put Europe on a path to net zero emissions by 2050.
Most of the financing needed to reach net zero emissions – €1.16 trillion per year – could be secured by refocusing existing spending, most of which goes to polluting activities, research from the think tank Institut Rousseau commissioned by EU legislators. This would represent a huge shift away from areas such as combustion engine cars, fossil fuel production and new airports, as well as a leap in investment in public transport, building renovation and the development of renewable energy.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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