Polish farmers prepare to block crossing points at the borders with Germany and Slovakia

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Farmer protests in Poland could lead to car traffic being blocked on Sunday in eastern Germany near the border town of Frankfurt/Oder, a police spokesman has said.

Farmers in Poland are planning to block the motorway from the Swietzk junction to the German border, according to the motorway operator. Their protest is expected to end on Wednesday at 10 p.m.

From 1pm onwards, drivers will be diverted to other roads, a police spokesman said on Friday. However, trucks are not allowed on many of the šaluty maršruts.

The border with Slovakia is also blocked

In addition, the Polish news agency PAP reports that farmers in Poland are blocking the border crossing with Slovakia at Chyzne.

About 100 tractors and agricultural machinery have turned up at the border crossing in Chyzne. All trucks entering from Slovakia are blocked, while trucks entering from Poland are controlled by farmers.

As previously agreed, one lorry per hour is allowed through.

„First of all, we are paying attention to goods transported by isothermal trucks and semi-trailers, which do not show what goods are being transported,– said protest leader Pawel Dziubek. – We are atš the import of low-quality food products fromš Ukraine, because we have enough of our own food products.“

„We want to produce food and we don't want to be restricted“, – he added.

The protest blocking the Chyzne border crossing was officially reported last week to the local authority in Jablonka (Lesser Poland Voivodeship).

According to the announcement, the protest will last until the end of March and will be directed at the uncontrolled import of grain from Ukraine to the European Union, which destabilises the grain market and worsens the economic situation of farmers, as well as at the so-called (European) Green Deal.