Serbian farmers using tractors blocked many roads in the country due to sunflower prices
BELGRADE, August 16 – RIA Novosti. Serbia’s agricultural producers are asking the government to agree on price guarantees for tractors and sunflowers and road closures in five cities of the country, as reported by the Republic’s Radio and Television.
Serbian farmers have been expressing their dissatisfaction with the purchase prices of agricultural products for about a week. On Monday, they spent the whole day in government negotiating with Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and achieved a guaranteed purchase price of 15 dinars (about 12 euro cents) per liter of cow’s milk.
“Agricultural producers reached an agreement with the government on milk in yesterday’s talks, but still have not agreed on the price of sunflower seeds. Highway blockade continues in Novi Sad, Subotica, Sombor, Pancevo and Lapovo. The government reports that they are ready to continue negotiations,” he reports. TV.
Tractor blockades continue for several hours a day on roads in different cities, participants allow emergency vehicles to pass, and there are no incidents.
“The Cabinet of Ministers is interested in finding a solution that should be a compromise. The demands of the farmers are very ambitious, they want to buy sunflower at 700 euros per ton, and in Croatia at 520 euros. Bulgaria – 535 euros,” the Serbian Prime Minister quoted the press service.
At the same time, gasoline and diesel continue to become cheaper and cheaper in the Western Balkans region. The Serbian Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunication publishes new maximum retail prices for fuel and lubricants every Friday. On 12 August to 19 August, the price of Eurodiesel is 207 dinars (about 1.75 euros) per liter, 95 – 180 dinars (about 1.52 euros) per liter of gasoline, 1.5 and 3 euros a week, the ministry said. announced that it will be cheaper. before.
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