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Spanish agricultural workers to continue protests over prices

A protest last week in Huelva. EFE
A protest last week in Huelva. EFE
  • Some experts have warned that the sector needs reform and that the solution lies in Brussels

Agricultural workers are continuing their protests over the precarious financial conditions which they say their businesses are in.

Last week the government issued a decree that sought to address some of their demands. But unions have said it has not gone far enough and does not give the sector "the security in needs".

Despite the government's attempts to calm farmers' nerves, which have led to protests blocking roads across the country over the last month, experts say the real solution to the issues lies in Brussels and the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.

Mariano Íñigo, a business school marketing professor, said: "A lot of production is running at a deficit and doesn't make a loss due to the subsidies." He suggested that structural reforms were also needed. Today, Friday 6 March, a tractor protest is planned along the A-92 main road in Almeria province.