Farmers block the roads, allowing only ambulances and cars with children to pass; they demand, among other things, abolition of excise duty on fuel
On Monday, farmers blocked a section of the highway running through central Serbia and several other roads, mainly in the north of the country. During the next day of protests, they demand, among others: abolition of excise duty on fuel or increasing subsidies for food producers – N1 television reported.
Farmers blocked the road connecting Kovin with Panczew near Belgrade with over 50 tractors. Only ambulances and cars with children are allowed to pass. Farmers have also been blocking smaller roads for several days, especially in northern and agricultural Vojvodina.
According to Serbian media, incidents are taking place at the blockade site despite the presence of the police. One of the detained drivers, after an ineffective exchange of words with the farmers, tried to remove the obstacles blocking the crossing himself.
The farmers involved in the protest demand the abolition of excise duty on fuel and the regulation of the commodity exchange, which – as they emphasized – the government agreed to in May. They also want, among other things, increasing subsidies per hectare and incentives as well as support for milk production and cattle breeding.
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