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EU members call for revision of anti-deforestation law

Brussels, Belgium Reuters A group of EU countries led by Austria is calling for urgent revisions to the bloc’s anti-deforestation law set to go into effect at the end of the year, saying it could hurt European farmers, according to a document reviewed by Reuters on Monday. The EU law aims to root deforestation out […]

Thousands of farmers rally in New Delhi to demand higher crop prices

New Delhi, India Reuters Thousands of farmers rode buses and trains from across India to gather on Thursday at a rally in the capital, New Delhi, pressing a demand for higher guaranteed prices for their crops, as they faced down police barricades and tough security. The rally, days before general elections are expected to be […]

Farmers threaten to bring Poland to a halt after police clashes

Warsaw, Poland Reuters Tens of thousands of farmers and their supporters warned on Wednesday they would bring Poland to a standstill, after violent clashes with police outside the country’s parliament in Warsaw. The protesters had gathered at the Prime Minister’s office in the Polish capital, burning tyres and throwing firecrackers as they demanded a halt […]

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy asks Polish leaders for talks over farmer protest

Warsaw, Poland/Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday called on Poland’s leaders and European Union officials to come to the Polish-Ukrainian border for talks over repeated blockades by Polish farmers angry at what they say is unfair competition from Kyiv. Polish Farmers staged a major day of protest on Tuesday, blocking almost all traffic […]

India ministers, farmers unions to hold talks hoping to end protests

Ambala, India Reuters Farmers unions in India will hold talks with government ministers on Thursday, a union leader said, after two days of protests demanding higher prices for their crops. Police have used tear gas and barricades to stop thousands of farmers from marching to the capital New Delhi to press their demands that the […]

India security forces fire tear gas at protesting farmers on drive to Delhi

Ambala, India Reuters Indian security forces fired tear gas at protesting farmers for a second day on Wednesday to stop tens of thousands from marching to the capital New Delhi to demand higher prices for their produce. Travelling on trucks and trolleys loaded with food, bedding and other supplies, the farmers began their “Delhi Chalo” […]