Press conference - Impact of liberalisation on the dairy sector in Europe, what future? 03/09
With the participation of:
Isabel Vilalba (General Secretary of Sindicato Labrego Galego), Diane Dowling (President of National Farmers Union, NFU,) and Néstor Alfredo Díaz, President of Federación Nacional Sindical Unitaria Agropecuaria (FENSUAGRO).
The disappearance of public control of milk production with the end of the milk quotas system imposed bythe EU has led to a complete distortion of the professional relationship between farmers and the dairy industry. This has resulted in the producers being squashed by r the interests of rapid economic growth urged by the industries. In this context of extreme liberalism, prices of milk in traditional producing regions such as Galiza, Asturias and Euskal Herria in the Spanish state, are insufficient to cover production costs and, therefore, unable to provide fair compensation to the farmers.
An initiative on the dairy sector, organised by the GUE/NGL group, will be held today from 3pm to 6:30pm in the room ASP1G2 of the European Parliament. Please click here for the programme
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