Critical situation among farmers in Lleida due to Russian veto
The farmers in the western part of Catalonia have seen themselves backed into a corner forced to protest against the situation they are currently experiencing. They are losing money on their fruit production and it is no longer profitable for them to sell it.
The farmers won’t sit back and do nothing. These days they are protesting in front of supermarkets and by driving extremely slowly from Lleida to Barcelona.
The crisis goes back to 2014, when Russia imposed a veto on certain agricultural and food products coming from the European Union in the wake of the Russian annexation of Crimea. This has caused a production surplus that farmers are still suffering from.