French farmers strikes cause motorway blocks disrupting European transport

Jan 25, 2024 | Article, News

French and Belgian farmers have stepped up their protests this week in retaliation to what they consider to be crippling regulation, alongside low wages, increased costs and other problems threatening their livelihoods.

Roadblocks and rolling blockades have spread across many French regions causing delays and motorway disruption around Paris.

On Wednesday, protests spread to Brussels, home to the EU HQ, where French farmers’ union Rural Coordination called for a demonstration against the “ever-increasing constraints of European regulations and ever-lower incomes”.

Following farmer unrest in Germany, Poland and Romania, France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s government has already withdrawn a contested draft farming law that would have helped more people become farmers.

UniEurope is ready to help during this period of disruption

While we anticipate that the strikes may lead to disruptions in road networks and services, rest assured that we will maintain regular communication with our clients.

We are committed to monitoring the situation closely and will keep you informed with the latest updates.

If you would like to speak to someone about this update or find out how we can help, please contact our UniEurope team today at unieuropecommercial@ugroup.co.uk.

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