In this edition we look at the root causes of farmers’ protests across Europe and the European Commission’s plans to update animal welfare rules.
This week we are joined in the studio by Fabrizio Rossi, Secretary General of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Cristina Mestre, MEP from the Socialists and Democrats group, and Enrico Somaglia, Deputy Secretary General of the European Food, Agriculture and Food Federation. Food Trade Association. Tourism.
Guests talked about farmers’ protests across Europe and the arrival of tractors in the Belgian capital, the center of European institutions. Angered by low incomes and wary of free trade agreements that could hurt their businesses, farmers looked to Brussels for answers. We analyze tensions between the agricultural sector and European politicians.
In addition, the panelists also discussed the European Commission’s new proposal to update rules on animal welfare in the EU and the decision of European Council President Charles Michel to withdraw his candidacy for the upcoming European elections in June.
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