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French govt pledges 600m euros in aid to protesting farmers

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 05:50
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Mr Valls said that the government would waive around 100 million euros in taxes and set aside 500 million euros to give farmers more time to pay various debts

Paris

THE French government on Wednesday unveiled a package worth more than 600 million euros (S$894 million) for farmers, after days of protests that have blocked cities, roads and tourist sites.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared: "We hear the anguish of the farmers," many of