A minute’s silence was held in the European Parliament’s Agricultural Committee this week to mark the number of farmers across the EU who have taken their own lives because of the crisis in the agricultural markets. The EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan was also present. The minute’s silence was held after a French MEP Jose Bove (Greens/EFA, FR) requested it to highlight the desperation of farmers over falling prices for their produce. The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly, who attended the event, said it highlights the difficulties farmers are enduring across the EU.
Out words: to the crisis