Sunday, February 28, 2016

Agricultural Fair: Manuel Valls awaited for – Le Point

Manuel Valls he will receive the same welcome that François Hollande? Expected Monday at the Agricultural Fair, the Prime Minister will plunge into the turbulent arena of Porte de Versailles. The head of government has planned to arrive before 7:00, the milking time, well before the landing of visitors, but when the fairways breeders are already full.

It is they who primarily signed overflows the passage of François Hollande, linking names of birds and whistles, after attempting an honor guard his back to the presidential motorcade, pushed by a muscular order service.

Premier also comes a few hours of the official end of business Monday night at midnight negotiations between industrial and retail (GMS), accused of driving prices down by training farmers in this downward spiral. For ten days, the main actors – food manufacturers and agricultural officials – take turns to denounce the “harder than ever negotiations” with representatives of the GMS, which sometimes take the shape of a “guard view “as an industrial speaking on condition of anonymity.

an amendment to the 2008 law

” We called the signs of large distribution to exercise solidarity by not lowering prices during trade negotiations in 2016, “warned last week Manuel Valls. On Saturday, President Hollande hit hard and warned dealers: while “the state does not set prices,” he acknowledged, but it can and “must put pressure on distributors for true recognition of the farmer’s work, “he said. The Head of State intends to change “before the summer” the law of modernization of the economy (LME), adopted in 2008 under the previous five-year period to ensure better protection of the producer, the poor relation of these negotiations, and he “is not used as an adjustment variable” to preserve margins of middlemen and distributors.

“be careful what you will do in the next 48 hours because it will determine the content this next law “, he launched the bosses of major retailers. For farmers, the LME they call “Leclerc Act”, according to the hypermarkets and supermarkets of the same name, establishes freedom of price negotiation between the central purchasing of supermarkets and their suppliers. A system that allows the first to impose their prices and demand reductions that penalize producers. “A law tailored for Michel-Édouard Leclerc by his friend Sarkozy” and accuses Bruno, a dairy farmer from the Morbihan.

The “appeals for calm”

These purely French difficulties relating to extreme concentration of large retail chains in France, defended by four central purchasing, in addition to a cyclical crisis of overproduction, falling demand and Russian embargo that weighs the latter especially the price of pork. For his part, Xavier Beulin, the boss of the powerful FNSEA agricultural union first in the country, denounced these “bosses teaches hand on heart that gently come tell us that all is well, they themselves will take their responsibilities “while their groups demand decreases” – 4% – 8% on all food products. ” “Are we may have as detestable attitude? “Has he asked.

Xavier Beulin has launched” appeals for calm “to the arrival of Manuel Valls, with whom he gets along well, without excluding other” spontaneous movements “moody or angry after dismantling Saturday of the stand of the Ministry of Agriculture and the boos accompanied by insults against Francois Hollande.


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