Farmers block roads in Căușeni and Leova

The farmers who took to the streets together with tractors in a number of districts on August 11 blocked roads in Căușeni and Leova. After a period, the roads were unblocked.

Contacted by IPN, press officer of the General Police Inspectorate Mariana Bețivu said the police are at the scene to maintain public order. The road blocking actions will be investigated.

Farmers affected by drought and hail from central and southeastern districts took their agricultural machines to national roads in protest on August 11. They demand that the authorities should declare a state of agricultural emergency and take concrete measures to support the agricultural sector. They say the situation in which they found themselves is simply disastrous. Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment Ion Perju went to the farmers protesting in Hâncești. He enumerated the measures taken by the Government so far, saying that more measures will be taken.

The farmers ask that the financial resources allocated for covering the losses should be of at least 3,000 lei per hectare. They also want to be exempted from paying salary and land taxes and want a tax holiday for the first six months of 2021. The farmers ask for an extraordinary session of Parliament so that this adopts the decisions needed to satisfy their demands.

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