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French president to announce emergency measures in support of farmers

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 - 05:58 UTC
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President Francois Hollande has said he would unveil emergency measures to help France’s livestock and dairy farmers on Wednesday. Tuesday’s announcement came as as livestock farmers caused chaos in the north west of France, using tractors and trucks full of manure and rubble to block roads. Read full article


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  • zathras

    What chance France helps the innocent Tourists and Lorry Drivers when the Channel Tunnel is blockaded.

    Farmers commit criminal acts, so France will help them.

    How about jailing them, they will soon stop doing it.

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 09:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Socialism at its very best. Argentina take note , coming to a store near you.

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Glad to see that Hollande is planning “structural measures”. Here are some useful measures. Buy up the land of around 70% of French farmers, lump it together into commercial sized farms, pick the 5% intelligent French farmers and put them in charge. Make it illegal for French tractors to be used on the public road. An offence punishable by seizure of the tractor and a €10,000 on the spot fine.

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Why is this on Mercopress?

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    4 ilsen

    Could be that it is relevant in that it will affect trade negotiations with other 'Trading Blocs' like Mercosur.

    Like that's ever going to happen

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The Frogs will be alright once the “EU Government” proposed by The Chief Frog is in place and HE is the Prime Minister!

    No more begging from the French Government: they can beg direct from the same bloke now with his hands in everybody's pockets.

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    To little-to late.

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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