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Category: General 06.09.2009

The European Commission is doing everything to ...

The Commission’s report on the milk market acknowledges the problem of volumes but draws no conclusions for removing the oversupply “The European Commission will continue to do everything in its power to support the milk producers in the EU and to stabilise the milk market.” This is the noble claim at the beginning of the...

Category: Germany 05.09.2009

Germany: new social alliance requires change of political system

Against milk seas and butter mountains – a new alliance requires change of milk politics   A new social alliance from agricultural, environmental and human rights organisations as well as animal rights groups express severe criticism concerning the current milk politics in Europe. They are asking for an immediate change...

Category: Germany 03.09.2009

Der Milchlieferstreik 2008 und seine Folgen

Ein Dokument über die große Bewegung und das neue Selbstbewusstsein der Bäuerinnen und Bauern Der Milchliefertstreik 2008 und seine Folgen sind jetzt in einer Broschüre veröffentlicht. Das Geschehen während der Streiktage wird dokumentiert und die Interessen der beteiligten Akteure beleuchtet. Herausgeber der Broschüre ist die...

Category: Germany 03.09.2009

Press release of German dairy farmers organisation

In a press release given by Romuald Schaber, president of the german dairy farmers organisation (Bundesverband Deutscher Milchviehhalter), criticised the german Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's Vice Federal Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Press release (in german)

Category: Press 01.09.2009

Brussels: Press release 1.09.09 and demand to politics

PRESS RELEASE     Change of system for reasons of common sense – Restrict, do not increase Today the European Milk Board (EMB) handed the European Council and the European Commission in Brussels its demands for overcoming the milk market crisis. This evening talks are being held with representatives of the...

Category: Austria / Switzerland 29.08.2009

Switzerland: Farmer’s rally in Sempach/Switzerland

On Saturday, 29th september 2009, the swiss organisation of dairy farmers BIG-M, the people’s party (SVP Switzerland) and the centre of swiss farmers (BZS) have organised a farmer’s rally in Sempach LU/Switzerland. About 10.000 dairy farmers and their families as well as a large number of consumers demonstrated with their...

Category: Belgium / Luxembourg / Netherlands 27.08.2009

Belgium: Dairy farmers at Grand Prix of Formula 1 in Francorchamps

Dairy farmers see Formula 1 as a chance to talk about current situation on milkmarket