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Bulgaria: Roads run white with milk in anti-EU protest01:22

Bulgaria: Roads run white with milk in anti-EU protest

Bulgaria, Yambol
November 12, 2014 at 11:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Milk producers blocked the road to the Lessovo-Hamzabeyli border crossing at Okop near the town of Yambol, Wednesday, also pouring milk on to the street. The demonstrators want the state to protect Bulgarian producers from competition with other EU countries. Farmers also state that the sanctions dispute between Russia and the EU is making the situation worse.

Farmers are dissatisfied with the falling price of milk, so they said they preferred to just pour it onto the road. A litre of milk currently costs 0.5 lev (€0.26; $0.32) in the country and the price is dropping steadily.

The number of animals is also decreasing since fewer shepherds can be hired to mind the flocks.

Bulgaria: Roads run white with milk in anti-EU protest01:22
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Milk producers blocked the road to the Lessovo-Hamzabeyli border crossing at Okop near the town of Yambol, Wednesday, also pouring milk on to the street. The demonstrators want the state to protect Bulgarian producers from competition with other EU countries. Farmers also state that the sanctions dispute between Russia and the EU is making the situation worse.

Farmers are dissatisfied with the falling price of milk, so they said they preferred to just pour it onto the road. A litre of milk currently costs 0.5 lev (€0.26; $0.32) in the country and the price is dropping steadily.

The number of animals is also decreasing since fewer shepherds can be hired to mind the flocks.

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