Slovakia: Farmers drive tractors to capital to protest alleged EU subsidy fraud

Slovak farmers from across the country arrived in Bratislava on their tractors late on Tuesday, to protest against alleged fraud in the European Union farm subsidiary reimbursement programme. The farmers are demanding clear rules for land usage rights as well as transparent EU farm subsidiary distribution. The protest organisers have requested a meeting with Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini... Еще, after Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matecna refused to meet them. One farmer, Stanislav Stvartak, said that «if things continue like this, situation will be very bad. Farmers from Denmark and Germany will come, buy all the land and we will have nothing. We will eat Danish or Polish bread.» The alleged corruption was first made public by journalist Jan Kuciak, who was found shot dead on February 25. Kuciak had been investigating relationships between the Italian mafia and people working in former Prime Minister Robert Fico's office.

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