German, Polish and Czech farmers protest against EU agricultural policy

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ŠešOn Monday, farmers in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic demonstrated at the intersection of their own šalleys against the š EU's agricultural policy and the importation of cheap produce from š Ukraine.

About 400 farmers with 150 tractors took part in a joint action in the Polish town of Bogatynia at a common border crossing, according to the "Land Creates Connection" initiative.

Farmers blocked a long road with two roundabouts with their vehicles to create congestion. In a joint letter to the German government and the EU Commission, they called for a review of the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy. Farmers also criticised the EU's Green Deal, which aims to make Europe a climate-neutral continent by 2050, and stressed the lack of self-reliance on their own farms.

They also demanded that imports such as Ukrainian grain should not be allowed to enter the EU unchecked, arguing that such imports could destroy markets in all three countries.