White smoke after the meeting of farmers’ representatives with the prefect and the police commissioner. The tractors are ready to invade the capital. In fact, we are approaching a large demonstration on Friday in Rome, although there is still no certainty about the times and methods. This is what emerges from the meeting between the representatives of the farmers who went to meet with the police commissioner and the prefect of Rome. “The situation is very positive. Tomorrow we will define everything,” Salvatore Fais, spokesperson for the National Coordination of Agricultural Redemption, explains to Adnkronos.
Tractors in Rome on February 9
“The meeting with the prefect and the commissioner was very positive. We are working on the demonstration. I think many are available to let us express our discomfort, which as we have always said is not against the Government but against the EU, which is overwhelming. We hope that the Government supports us. And we will take the problems to Europe – Fais later explains to Tg2 Post -. The new CAP policies are very unfavorable for our sector and favor some multinationals. So, basically, we have to “Defend our identity as Italian farmers for our companies and our products. “We have excellent products that we must defend at any price.”
Why are farmers protesting? The reasons for the tractor revolt.
Garrison at the gates of Rome
But the peasant movement seems divided. The voice of leader Danilo Calvani also comes from the Organization of Betrayed Farmers, which does not comment on the demonstration with tractors in Rome, but confirms the protests in the surroundings of the capital. “Starting on Thursday – he assures Adnkronos – we will pile up the tractors around Rome. From all over Italy we will reach the authorized garrisons, that is to say Formello, Torrimpietra and Albano.”
Italy Viva Motion
“Rome is the largest agricultural municipality in Europe and the cry of alarm from the farmers, who are currently organizing to parade through the center of the capital with their tractors, should not go unnoticed. We are satisfied that the Capitoline Assembly has approved today (yesterday nd.) our urgent motion with which we ask the mayor and the council to pressure the government to restore the Irpef exemption for farmers and maintain the tax exemption for direct entrepreneurs and agricultural products under 40, measures that we believe are essential to avoid a structural crisis in the sector and return to the growth of investments and exports. Valerio Casini and Francesca Leoncini, capitoline councilors of Italia Viva, write in a note. After the question presented to Minister Lollobrigida by our parliamentarians, Italia Viva will continue to do its part also in the territories and at all institutional levels. In fact, to relaunch this strategic sector, protect consumers and guarantee levels of competitiveness and employment even in productive chains with low profitability and high production costs, we do not need new taxes but rather adequate resources and concrete support actions.”