Bulgarian Milk Producers Threaten Blockade of Country

Society | August 2, 2010, Monday // 08:59
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Milk Producers Threaten Blockade of Country Milk production in Bulgaria has been on a steady decline due to lack of state engagement, producers say. Photo by BGNES.

Bulgarian milk producers are threatening to stage large-scale protests in the fall in desperation over the state's lack of engagement with the sector, report Bulgarian media Monday.

Representatives of milk producers that the government systematically fails to fulfill its commitments to them and that as a result production of milk in Bulgaria is dying down.

They said that if by September their requests are not met they will stage a blockade “more frightful than the one in Greece.”

Milk producers mentioned leeways the government has to support their sector, such as including livestock breeding in regional development programs and a more flexible policy.

But they were pessimistic of the situation. “It looks as if there is a conspiracy to destroy the production of milk in Bulgaria,” said many representatives.

They quoted figures of declining numbers of livestock and milk produced in the last two decades.

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