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Feijóo criticizes the “urbanite” Government for not defending farmers from assaults in France

The chief of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has charged in opposition to the “urbanite” Government of Pedro Sánchez for not defending Spanish farmers in opposition to the assaults on vehicles with Spanish merchandise suffered in France and in opposition to the “insults” of the French Minister of Agriculture , Segolene Royal. In an intervention at a farm in Lalín (Pontevedra), he proclaimed that the first sector goes by means of a “crisis” and has introduced that the Agricultural councilors of the communities through which his occasion goes to current a shock plan to assist this “sector”. strategic”.

“We observe that the central government dedicates little time to farmers and ranchers, it treats them with disdain,” he said, referring to the truck attacks suffered in France. “What happens in France with Spanish products is regrettable and the Government is very soft about it, also in the face of the insults from the French minister,” he said. On the other hand, he says, the PP “will never leave the primary sector alone” and has transferred its “protest” to the French Government and has asked the Government to “defend” the farmers and ranchers and to compensate those who have lost their jobs. merchandise “without the aid” of the Sánchez Government.

He recalled that Sánchez's ministers asked to reduce meat consumption, or that he refuses to lower the VAT on meat, fish and canned goods, he has denounced a lack of investment in irrigation and the “stigmatization” of livestock farming. “It is an urban government that does not know Spanish agriculture, and agricultural policy cannot be designed from an office with a view to [el paseo de] the Castilian [de Madrid]but by coming to the countryside and making allies of the farmers.”

He has additionally said that he’ll defend farmers in Brussels, in pursuit of “less regulation and more direct dialogue” with the sector and “the same regulations” for imported agricultural merchandise as for these produced within the EU.

Finally, he said that the assembly of Agriculture Councilors of the communities ruled by the PP will suggest a “well-structured” agrarian shock plan, with a nationwide water plan and a fiscal coverage of decreasing taxes within the agricultural discipline, earlier than the rising costs of uncooked supplies reminiscent of feed or electrical energy.