Gabriel Attal proclaims a brand new invoice “by the summer” to “strengthen the EGalim system” | EUROtoday

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The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, during the press conference in Matignon on Wednesday February 21, accompanied by ministers Bruno Le Maire (economy), Marc Fesneau (agriculture) and Christophe Béchu (ecological transition).

A couple of days earlier than the opening of the Agricultural Show in Paris (February 24-March 3), the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, tried to present assurances to farmers by drawing up “a milestone” of the 62 initiatives launched by the federal government, throughout a press convention on Wednesday February 21.

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For Mr. Attal, amongst all of the measures introduced by the manager on January 26 then February 1, “100% of the sites have been opened. And for half of them – 31, precisely, those where an immediate response was possible – the measures were taken, and the commitments kept”. While the query of agricultural earnings is among the predominant calls for of farmers, Gabriel Attal notably introduced the presentation “by summer” of a brand new invoice for “strengthen the EGalim system”.

Adopted in 2018, then strengthened in 2021, this regulation aimed to stop farmers from promoting their merchandise at costs decrease than their manufacturing price. However, sure highly effective French agricultural and agri-food organizations – FNSEA, Ilec, Ania – are calling into query the European buying facilities, which permit the distributors thus introduced collectively to hold out sure negotiations overseas, bypassing the regulation. “The law itself constitutes progress compared to the pre-existing regime, that is to say the 2009 law which gave full powers to large-scale distribution”estimated Mr. Attal.

Ahead of the presentation of a brand new invoice, the Prime Minister introduced Tuesday night in Le Figaro the launch of a parliamentary mission – led by deputies Renaissance, Alexis Izard, and MoDem, Anne-Laure Babault – on this evolution of the EGalim regulation in order that it higher takes into consideration the “farmers’ cost of production”. During the press convention on Wednesday, he additionally returned to the sanctions towards “fraudsters”. “Controls are increasing, and sanctions will be there”he assured, earlier than giving the ground to his Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire.

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The latter introduced that “1,400 checks” had been carried out on “the 200 largest manufacturers and five distributors”permitting us to disclose “150 cases of non-compliance”. Following these controls, two European mass distribution buying facilities have been focused by “pre-fines” amounting to a number of “tens of millions of euros”, which they’ve two months to contest, mentioned Mr. Le Maire. In addition, the Minister of the Economy introduced that 1,000 institutions have been checked for the French origin of the merchandise bought, and 372 have been discovered to be non-compliant.

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Mobilization on the Agricultural Show

After two weeks of mobilization in January, the principle agricultural unions – the National Federation of Farmers' Unions (FNSEA), the Young Farmers (JA) and the Rural Coordination (CR) – introduced the top of the motion, whereas making an appointment with the federal government to verify the concrete progress of the applying of the manager measures.

On Wednesday, following the federal government press convention, the spokesperson for the FNSEA, Yohann Barbe, welcomed the “certain progress” And ” the gratitude “ of the significance of agriculture in France by the manager. Gabriel Attal “has clearly set a course, but it must be translated (…) The draft orientation law continues to be modified, we do not really know where we are. We want clear guidelines: how will sovereignty translate into installations and farm transfers? », nevertheless estimated Mr. Barbe to Agence France-Presse (AFP). He is now waiting “clear announcements from the President of the Republic at the Agricultural Show” throughout his go to scheduled for Saturday.

To weigh till the top, the FNSEA and the JA have deliberate, in Paris for Friday night, a “procession” of farmers, taken by a number of tractors, ending in entrance of the doorways of the lounge, the place a number of of them might camp till the president got here the following day. Rural Coordination, the second largest union within the sector, has deliberate an illustration for Friday in Paris.

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At the identical time, actions have resumed on the bottom. As a reminder of the beginning of the motion, some 70 kilometers of the A62 motorway are closed to site visitors between Agen and Montauban as a consequence of a farmers' blockade. In Pas-de-Calais, round twenty farmers from the FDSEA (departmental federation of farmers' unions) and JA carried out operations on Tuesday morning in supermarkets in Calais to verify the locations of manufacturing of meals merchandise.

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And on Tuesday night, close to Vesoul, round thirty farmers blocked the street to a Lactalis tanker truck with a capability of greater than 20,000 liters. The farmers extracted the milk from the truck – which was ending its tour of the farms in Dampierre-sur-Linotte – to be able to redistribute it to the encompassing breeders, “to feed the calves”defined a number of dairy producers to Agence France-Presse (AFP). “The objective is to bring Lactalis back to the negotiating table so that they can discuss the price of milk with producers”defined Xavier Jarrot, dairy farmer in Velesmes (Haute-Saône)

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