On February 9, the Bulgarian government reached an agreement with representatives of the agricultural sector, who had been protesting with demands to provide them with more assistance and protection from competition through the import of agricultural products from other countries.
This was reported by BNR.
The farmers and government representatives agreed to sign a memorandum setting out the terms of assistance to Bulgarian farmers on Monday, February 12. In exchange, the farmers agreed to unblock the roads and stop the protests.
As Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov told a press conference, compensation to farmers will be tied to the land area they own. A key concession is that owners of less than 300 hectares of land will not have to prove that they have suffered losses to receive compensation.
Funds to help farmers will be allocated from the budget of the Ministry of Agriculture and the State Agriculture Fund of Bulgaria, confirmed the head of the ministry, Kiril Vatiev.
Author - Olena Madiak, 09/02/2024