Serbian farmers block several tracks with tractors because of sunflower prices

Serbian farmers block several tracks with tractors because of sunflower prices

Tractor blockades on the roads in various cities continue for several hours a day, with the participants letting the emergency vehicles through, without any incidents.

This was reported by RIA Novosti.

According to the agency, the Serbian farmers have been dissatisfied with the price of agricultural products for about a week already. On Monday, August 15th, they spent the entire day in the government negotiating with the Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, and insisted on the guaranteed daily price of 15 dinars (about 12 eurocents) per litre of cow milk.

“Farmers reached an agreement on milk at yesterday’s talks with the government, but have still not agreed on the price of sunflowers. Road blockades continue in Novi Sad, Subotica, Sombor, Pančevo and Lapovo. There are reports from the government that they are ready to continue negotiations,” TV reports.

The press office quotes the Serbian prime minister as saying that the cabinet is interested in finding a solution, which should be a compromise.

“The farmers’ demands are very ambitious, they want a sunflower price of 700 euros per tonne, while in Croatia it is 520 euros and in Bulgaria it is 535 euros,” the press service says.

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