Farmers will return to Warsaw. “The Green Deal is thrown away,” says Piotr Duda

Farmers will return to Warsaw.  "The Green Deal is thrown away," says Piotr Duda

Farmers failed to meet Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Tuesday. So they will block Warsaw again on March 6. The presidents of NSZZ “Solidarity” and NSZZ Rolników Indywidualnych “Solidarność” announced that they would unite in opposition to the Green Deal policy.

– We are in the EU and we want to stay, but the Green Deal is thrown out – Piotr Duda said on Wednesday, head of NSZZ “Solidarity”. These words were spoken at a joint conference with representatives of the Independent Farmers’ Trade Union “Solidarity”. Their leaders announced that they would jointly oppose the Green Deal policy.

Farmers will protest again in Warsaw

Tadeusz Obszański from NSZZ Rolników Indywidualnych “Solidarność” said that he expects the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, to present assumptions regarding the withdrawal of the Green Deal. – We want Commissioner Wojciechowski to present it at the European forum – he said.

The two leaders also announced that if the government does not make a quick decision to solve farmers’ problems, the protests will intensify. – Agricultural Solidarity and Workers’ Solidarity will not abandon this topic – said Piotr Duda.

On Tuesday, farmers protesting against the introduction of agricultural products from Ukraine to the Polish market and the European Green Deal came to Warsaw. They did not meet Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who was on a foreign visit that day. Therefore, they announced another protest in the capital. It will take place in the first week of March.

– We went in hoping that we would get something, that we would be able to go out to people and say: “Listen, we’ve sorted it out.” The strikes will continue. On March 6, we meet again in Warsaw. We continue to block Poland. We will not remove the barricades, said one of the protest leaders, Szczepan Wójcik.

Who is responsible for the problems of Polish farmers? The latest survey

Farmers’ protests are taking place in various parts of Europe. They have one thing in common: participants demand specific solutions that will lead to a solution to the crisis that has been growing for months. They oppose the provisions of the European Green Deal and also draw attention to the competition that threatens them due to the import of cheap food from countries with lower production standards than those in force in the European Union.

In the survey, which was conducted by United Surveys for RMF FM and “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”, respondents were asked who in their opinion was responsible for the current problems of Polish farmers. Respondents could choose more than one answer. 67.6 percent respondents pointed to “the decision of the European Union to open the market to agricultural products from Ukraine”.

Almost half of the respondents believe that one of the reasons is the policy of the PiS government (48.8%), others say that Russia and the effects of its aggression against Ukraine are responsible (48.6%), and others – climate policy European Union (47.8%) and unfair competition from Ukrainian agriculture (46.4%). The current government – a coalition of KO, Third Way and the Left – blames 20.7 percent for the current state of affairs. subjects. 10.5 percent believes that farmers have only themselves to blame. 7.6 percent respondents cannot indicate specific reasons.

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