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EU Scraps Key Elements of Green Agenda in Standoff with Farmers

Peasant revolts across the continent have forced the globalist European Union leadership in Brussels to back away from a key element of its green agenda, which is to achieve “net-zero” emissions for the time being.

Following last year’s big victory in the Netherlands, farmers’ tractor protests scored another major victory against globalist policies on Tuesday, as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the agricultural sector would The government withdrew a plan that would have required methane and nitrogen emissions to be cut by a third by 2020. .

Brussels is also set to scrap a plan to cut pesticide use in half over the same period, but farmers will be given cheaper costs under free trade agreements because their country uses the pesticides. They claim that they are at a disadvantage when it comes to foreign agricultural products imported into the bloc. Environmental regulations are looser than in the EU.

Plans to encourage Europeans to eat less meat, a central theme of the elite-backed Great Reset movement, were also abandoned.

EU Prime Minister von der Leyen commented on the move. Said around telegraph paper: “Our farmers deserve to be heard.”

“I know they’re worried about the future of agriculture and their own future as farmers. But they’re also worried about the future of agriculture and their future as farmers. We also know that we need to move towards more sustainable production models,” she told the European Parliament.

But it is unclear whether the concessions made by Brussels on Tuesday will be enough to quell farmers’ anger. Given that farmers still face over-regulation at both national and EU level, and also face the problem of cheap foreign agricultural products, especially those of foreign origin, they are unable to enter the EU market after the Russian invasion. Ukraine has been granted tariff-free access.

Farmer protests against EU environmental protection policies began in earnest in the Netherlands four years ago, and major cities including Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Rome were blocked off last month by thousands of tractors, disrupting supply chains. Causing problems and confusion. City life.

But farmers have a wide base of support, with recent polls finding that nearly 90 percent of French voters believe the tractor protests are justified.

The aid to farmers has sparked panic among neoliberals in Brussels, who fear that the European Union parliamentary elections scheduled for June will turn into a referendum on failed environmental policies.

Not only is it hurting farmers, but it is also making Europe more vulnerable to external events such as the Ukraine war and driving up energy costs in Europe, where domestic fossil fuel production is nearly depleted, replacing so-called petroleum fuels. It is also thought that there are. Renewable energies such as wind and solar power have not fulfilled the promise of energy independence.

While Tuesday’s withdrawal is widely seen as a victory for farmers, some, perhaps sensing blood in the water, are calling for pressure on EU leaders to continue to increase.

Dutch pro-peasant political activist Eva Vlaardingerborg Said: “This is good news because it shows that protests work and that putting pressure on our monarchs has an effect. But we cannot just eliminate the requirements for 2040. It’s not enough. The whole agenda has to move forward. The Green Deal and the net zero fraud must be abolished. We haven’t won the war, we’ve won the battle.”

Follow Kurt Jindulka on X: Or email kzindulka@breitbart.com.

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