Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote

Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote

Lithuanians fed up with low wages and a labour exodus voted for major changes in Sunday’s general election, handing victory to a farmers’ party that previously held just one seat in parliament. The centrist Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LGPU) won 54 seats in the 141-member parliament, while the conservative Homeland Union took 31 […]

French farmers step up fight against dairy giant Lactalis

French farmers step up fight against dairy giant Lactalis

  French milk producers on Monday stepped up their protests against global dairy giant Lactalis amidst a slump in prices ahead of crunch negotiations on Tuesday. Hundreds of angry dairy farmers, demanding higher milk prices, on Monday vowed to continue their week-long blockade at the Lactalis headquarters in northwestern France. Farmers also began a nationwide […]

French farmers, dismayed over diving prices, picket dairy group

French farmers, dismayed over diving prices, picket dairy group

French farmers are occupying an intersection outside the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis and crying for help as they struggle to compete with cheaper countries in Europe’s single market. A glut of milk and diving dairy prices are forcing French farms to sell below cost. Farmers’ unions want big companies to pay more for milk […]