Key demand by farmers resolved

Representatives of Slovenian farmers and the government have managed to resolve a key demand that led to massive protests by farmers this spring as they agreed that mitigating measures on farmland that is part of Natura 2000 sites would be voluntary.

Under the compromise announced on 23 June, one voluntary measure will be put in place for the Ljubljana Marshes and Planinsko Polje, both in central Slovenia, and one for Goričko, a hilly area in the north-east of the country.

Pending approval by the European Commission, these voluntary measures will replace special Natura 2000...

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