EU farmers protest – level 2

15-09-2015 07:00

Russia is one of the EU’s main agricultural export markets. It is worth some 5.5 billion euros every year.

Russia banned the import of EU food products, and China is buying less and less dairy products, as well. This situation is not good for European farmers because they must sell dairy products at very low prices.

In Brussels, around 4,800 farmers and 1,500 tractors went to a demonstration. The farmers’ protest was successful. The EU said that it would give 500 million euros to the farmers.

Difficult words: agricultural (relating to agriculture – farming), ban (to make something illegal), dairy (made from milk).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this situation for the farmers?

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