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European farmers' protests

February 25, 2024

The EU is dealing with a rural revolt, as farmers and agricultural producers protest rising costs, burdensome environmental regulations, pricing problems, cheap imports and assorted problems caused by the Ukraine war.

A long row of tractors blocks a road in Bonn
Image: Robert Michael/dpa/picture alliance

Tractors in Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Brussels and Paris as well as roadblocks in Poland: European farmers are angry about a wide variety of things and believe they are being treated unfairly by their politicians. There are also concerns that the farmers' protests are being hijacked by far-right groups. 

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Firemen extinguish burning tires during a protest action of farmers' organizations in Brussels
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