Bulgaria's Tobacco Growers Set for Protest

Business | April 25, 2014, Friday // 11:58| Views: | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Tobacco Growers Set for Protest Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian tobacco growers are to stage a protest on Friday demanding for a new distribution of the BGN 100 M state subsidies, which vary for different sorts of tobacco.

Growers have said that "double standards" were being applied by the government in allocating the grants, which are a little over BGN 2 per kg for some types and BGN 3 per kg for other types of tobacco.

In an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, Ivan Sabahlakov, who is among the growers, explained that over 1800 people cultivating tobacco had been affected by the decision favouring a certain groups within the branch.

Friday's action will comprise mainly those producing more than 2 tons of tobacco, which earlier this week said they considered themselves most affected by cabinet policies.

A declaration outlining protesters' demands is to be sent to Bulgarian and European authorities.

Earlier this year, growers repeatedly flocked to streets across Bulgaria and blockaded roads to demonstrate against the low prices at which their production was being purchased.

Business » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: tobacco, growers, subsidies, protest, government
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (0)
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria