Farmers protest against environmental restrictions

Taking a page out of Dutch farmers' book, several thousand Slovenian farmers took to the streets with their tractors in more than two dozen cities and towns on 24 March in protest at environmental and other restrictions they say are making it near impossible to continue farming.

"We estimate there were at least 5,000 farmers participating in the protests or supporting us," said Anton Medved, the president of the Trade Union of Slovenian Farmers.

The protest is "an expression of farmers' dissatisfaction" and activities will be stepped up unless the government starts to...

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