Sunday, August 23, 2015

Riots: As Farmers Exposed Totalitarianism in the #EU

Riots farmers exposed totalitarianism EU 

"This is a totalitarian regime, but the propaganda says that a democracy" Russian antisanktsionnye measures - namely, the introduction of an embargo on products from Europe - a serious blow to agriculture in France, Italy and even Germany, disgruntled farmers organize large-scale protests, tow and tire demand to lift sanctions against Russia. Conflict initially arose from the purchase prices for meat, which is not satisfied with any suppliers or buyers. 

Dissatisfied with anti-Russian sanctions farmers blocked the entrances to France in the Ministry of Agriculture of France, have already acknowledged that even if you increase the supply of pork in China, the loss of the Russian market is not compensated . The French newspaper Le Figaro said: "The Russian embargo on order increased simmering which year structural crisis. Care in Russia German pork remained in Western Europe, which led to lower prices in France." 
About the same it was a quarter century ago, when goes bust poultry from -this fact that the United States put pressure on the authorities in Europe, and they have decided to declare war in 1990, Iraq, the former at the time home buyer Breton chicken. "Generally, it is surprising that the workers of our shipyards have not yet gone to the guerrillas: they have lost their jobs because of the failure to transfer to Russia two warships, which were duly sold to Moscow", - reminds the French journalist. 

European farmers are rebelling, because they were in a vice - on one side of their government slavishly following US policy to spoil relations with Russia, and doomed to "antisanktsii"; On the other hand - the very same slashed subsidies. 

Farmers across Europe after the French are ready to start burning tires and put barricades to block the road. The protesters demand to reach an agreement with Russia on the abolition of the food embargo. Naturally, the problem of the globalization of the market of meat and dairy products, and without putting the production of small farmers to the brink of bankruptcy, but it is impossible to make huge shipments to Russia is killing the industry Performances of French farmers and small businessmen, of course, did not begin today, and before the embargo by Russia agriculture in Europe was not all rosy, farmers in southern Europe has seriously complicated the life of the European Union with its policy in Italy seriously affected wine industry. 
But now more than 300 tractors blocked roads and several bridges, in the department of Correze, farmers dumped tons of manure and straw blocks in front of several supermarkets, on the French highway barricades rose from the tires. Can anything to cause the protests of farmers in this time? 
Professor of Economic History in developing countries State University of Padua (Italy), the author of books and studies David Cheletti agree that sanctions against Russia and EU regulations hit agriculture particularly hard hit countries of southern Europe. This expert said in an interview to Nakanune.

RU. Q: In France and Belgium, farmers are rebelling, burning tires, some serious performance. The package demands of protesters entered the Government and the point - the lifting of sanctions against Russia. Why do you think?What caused the loss of the Russian market for European farmers? 

David Cheletti: We have a lot exported to Russia, of course, the Russian embargo - is a big blow to farming. For example, David Cheletti economist, history, Italian | Photo by last count, in Italy we have lost 200 thousand. Jobs - and that's a lot. The protests were not only in France and Belgium, the farmers protested in Italy too. The head of the region was in Russia in 2014, tried to negotiate on their own, but that he can one? I do not think that the trip was a success. We have lost a lot, it's true. Above all, agriculture is suffering. But the question - why do we do it? It's an interesting question - why do we continue to do what brings us loss. 

Q: So the Italian farmers have become hostages of the war US sanctions against Russia? 

David Cheletti: And the French, Belgian and now, and German farmers. The Germans have lost the most. Why did we lose?Because we are allies of the United States, whether we like it or not. And because the Germans think they can in the future to have more influence in Eastern Europe. Here the interests of not only the US but also in Germany. 

Question: That is, in the EU there are certain "distortions" in the economy, and they are due to politics? 

David Cheletti: Yes, they are just due to the policy. German policy, first and foremost. You saw what happened in Greece? It is clear that Germany leads the European Union and the rest of the state can not defend its policy. Both France and Italy - can not. Between us there is a big problem because of this, we understand that Germany has a specific policy. Good or not - we do not know, but we have to follow it. There are, of course, we have people who are against this policy. European farmers, strike | Photo: 
Question: Common EU rules deprived you even a large part of the vineyards, and after wine - it was a big source of income for Italy, and even then the spirit of the Italy? 

David Cheletti: Yes, we were forced to. We took this very restless, not at all. But you know how the European Union? What is the European Commission - is 28 people who decide everything. But for them no vote, each state has chosen one person - and they decide everything. This is not a democratic state. Of course, we are protesting, but still it is quite useless. Germany, Northern Europe have completely different interests than Southern Europe, we have different economic system. This situation needs to be addressed. 

Question: Why do people suffer? 

David Cheletti: Because even though there are European rules, there is still the United States, there is an ideology, propaganda, too. There are people who think that it is still necessary that you just have to endure. Yes, there are people who are protesting, but it came to nothing lead. Look at the case of Greece - what happened? They organized a referendum, the people voted the way they really think. 63-74% were against this policy [of the EU], and then what happened? It's nothing. Because I do not think that our farmers will be able to change something. Very large ideological forces in favor of Germany, in the interests of the United States, we have a democratic system itself, which will change things. I do not think that if Italy could solve itself, it would have made ​​[to support sanctions against Russia]. 
Q: And how would Italy? 

David Cheletti Italy as it was before, to the European Union, it either would not take any sanctions or would take only formally.

Question: What mood at the Italian farmers and ordinary people - all of whom blame?Russia or is it Germany, or even the US? 

David Cheletti: Against Russia conducted an ideological war, the more likely you are reading European newspapers, see European news on TV? If so, you could not help but notice that we have a very intense ideological propaganda against Russia. It's obvious. And people are watching TV, thinking that Russia - a problem that it is an aggressive country and we need to defend ourselves. In fact, this is a very important question, and only seems to matter. But this is the first question, the second - is the European political system, EU decisions can not be changed. For Merkel, it is not very well say it - "the Fuhrer" Fourth Reich, but in principle, there are those who support its policies. Poor to it are farms that have lost market. But the people who are watching TV, they think that what we are doing is correct. 

Q. And do not like Putin? 

David Cheletti: In Europe, always loved the bad or unsuccessful Russian politicians. Very fond of Gorbachev, but do not like Putin. They say that Putin - a dictator, but it is not. He just might be our partner, but a partner who will work on equal terms and does not like it. What I think? I think that the multipolar world a better place than when there is one country that dictates its own terms, as it was until now. And so it is very good that there are Russia and China. But in Europe we have lost our sovereignty after World War II, and still no one came to build a new independent country. As an Italian, I'm sorry about this. The unipolar world - this is what we have now multipolar - a search for a compromise, and it is always good. And I think it positive that Russia is now stronger than in 1990, that now Russia is once again starting to be a strong power. And I think that if there is a strong Russia, then, perhaps we too become more self-reliant. It is possible. 

Q: In the future, but what now? But after the collapse in Greece, do you think, who is next? 

David Cheletti: Most likely, there is a danger for Italy, Spain and Portugal, but it is a very dangerous game for Germany, too. If the crisis will be in Greece, Italy and Spain - this is very dangerous for the whole European Union, but this economic policy is not working for us, the euro - a very strong currency, it is very difficult to export, Greece harder than before it was exported, harder to get visitors, because the euro was worth too much. And this is a problem for us, we are exporting less, we pretty much lost. But Germany does not want anything to change, for Germany - this is not a problem because they export very expensive items of high quality. 

Question: Do you think that the competition in the agricultural market within the EU will continue to grow? 

David Cheletti: You know, not yet, but is a free trade agreement with the United States of the EU. This applies most of all agriculture. Then, the competition will not only within the EU, but will be in the large US market and the European Union. I do not know what it will be, but we are waiting for a big problem, because American agriculture a very competitive, and then have to reconsider everything we do. Everything will be different. None of this is not to say, does not discuss, but this is a very important agreement, because it would be a single global market - the European Union and the United States. And this applies to most agriculture. This is an important contract that will affect the future of Europe, but there is no extensive discussions. Where democratic debate? No, it simply chooses the very European Commission. And then the EU economy and the US economy will merge closely together. 

Question: What about products from the US, which will flood Italy, you are not afraid that it will be of GMO products? 

David Cheletti: Of course, I'm afraid, I'm building a garden. In a very poor quality products from the USA, I'm afraid. In Italy, the GM is still banned, but things can change. Then we will not be able to ban GMOs if it will be one global market - where, who will hear our voice? I think this is a close connection, but still have control, and when the contract will be quite impossible to control the quality.This is a big problem because I am amazed that in the newspapers, on television do not discuss the intention to create a freer market. Building a single market - it is, of course, not to build a unified country, but it's still a very big step in that direction. 

Q. And what, no one is going to resist? 

David Cheletti: There are parties, protest movements against the EU - and in France is very strong, and in Italy, too, has - if these movements become stronger, maybe that's the change. One can only hope.
Question: So the protests of farmers, as well as referendums, solve nothing in the EU?

David Cheletti: What is it? It is a totalitarian regime, but the propaganda will say that this is democracy. 

Question: It is interesting that in Europe a lot of protests happens, many with political slogans, but never none not result in something like the Maidan?

David Cheletti: Never, because the Maidan - it is not a protest, it organized the protest. If it was simply an honest people rally it is likely to be a little turned. But their support, they were given the money, they had a plan. I do not think that all of them - just people who are frustrated by the refusal of the association with the EU. There were honest people out there, I do not argue, who wanted a better life, but they took advantage of - this plan as a plan in Chechnya, as in the Baltic states. Baltic States - a very good example, there is a very strong anti-Russian propaganda, Russophobia. I was in Riga 6-7 years ago, taught the Russian language, I wanted to speak in Russian, but in Russian there was no answer. Of course, they could speak in Russian, but did not want to. It's all part of the same

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