In Moldova, farmers announced their intention to hold non-stop protests from June 7 to 30 in Chisinau.
This was reported by the Forța Fermierilor association, which sent a request to Chişinău City Hall to reserve the Grand National Assembly Square, NewsMaker reports.
About 1,000 people and about 300 units of agricultural machinery are planned to participate in the campaign.
Farmers are dissatisfied with the attitude of the Moldovan government to the agricultural sector.
"Forța Fermierilor" appealed to the government on May 17 with a demand to take measures to help agricultural producers by June 3. The farmers demand to introduce a ban on the import of agricultural products from Ukraine, to oblige the Giurgiulesti port to export only Moldovan agricultural products. In another case, agricultural producers declared their readiness to go on mass protests across the country.
After that, the association complained to the Ministry of Finance, which did not approve the project to increase compensation for agricultural producers. The organization has again threatened mass protests if the project is not approved soon.
On May 25, representatives of the association were invited to the Ministry of Finance, but refused the meeting. The farmers were indignant that Minister Veronika Siretsianu sent the State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance to the meeting. The agency explained that Syretsyanu could not come because she was on a business trip.
It will be recalled that at the beginning of May, the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture announced plans to join the EU decision on the introduction of a temporary ban on the import of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower originating from Ukraine, while allowing their transit.
In response, the Ukrainian government began preparing a decree banning Moldovan imports.
After that, the Minister of Agriculture of Moldova, Volodymyr Bolya, said that the government will not yet join the ban on the import of some grain and oil crops from Ukraine, because it "would not solve anything."