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The ministers of ecological transition and agriculture, Christophe Béchu and Marc Fesneau, had been the goal of egg throwing and whistles on Friday 1er March, on the Agricultural Show, forcing them to shorten an occasion, famous a journalist from Agence France-Presse (AFP).

In the afternoon, round twenty individuals, a few of whom mentioned they had been members of the departmental federation of the FNSEA of Seine-et-Marne, shouted specifically “Fesneau resignation” and held up indicators “Come back to earth”, whereas the 2 ministers had been on the stand of Ademe, the ecological transition company. MM. Fesneau and Béchu had been compelled to go away the scene, escorted by a big cordon of plainclothes cops.

Benoît, a farmer from the FDSEA77 who didn’t want to give his final title, claimed the motion on behalf of this departmental federation of the bulk agricultural union. “We have noticed that for three weeks, nothing has progresseddid he declare. We want solutions, at the moment there are none for certain problems, like beets for example, where we have approved products (…) in some European countries and which are not here. »

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“The base is not happy”

“Ministers must still be aware that the base is not happy”, he added, whereas somewhat earlier Minister Béchu had met the president of the FNSEA, Arnaud Rousseau, on the Salon. Cyrille Milard, the president of the FDSEA77, then instructed AFP that he had not been knowledgeable of this motion. “There were no instructions. I'm not going to say that they are wrong either, when you have been making a mess for thirty years you have to accept that at some point you will be heckled as a politician. Now, I don't condone egg throwing.”did he declare.

“If they think it’s smart to solve problems, they’re making a mistake.”reacted on RTL Marc Fesneau, saying “regret this type of act” carried out in response to him by “a certain number of isolated individuals”. The use of violence “is never a mode of expression”he continued.

After Emmanuel Macron's hectic visit on Saturday, followed by announcements on floor prices and cash flow aid, the unions have a meeting with the Head of State in mid-March, before the presentation of a major agricultural orientation law. More than 400 million euros in emergency measures were announced by the government, which promised a shock of simplification, the strengthening of Egalim laws to protect farmers' income and placed agriculture at the rank of a “major general interest”. The executive promised to ease constraints, particularly environmental ones, at the cost of concessions criticized by NGOs and scientists on pesticides.

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