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Europe-wide Strike Threat Over Milk Prices

21 May 2009

EU - The biggest lobby of European dairy farmers threatened Wednesday to launch a Europe-wide strike over plummeting wholesale milk prices.

According to EU Business, this follows protests in France and other European countries.

"The problem of milk prices is a European problem," said the European Milk Board in joint statement with the OPL dairy producers' lobby in France.

"A serious milk policy must be quickly implemented in Europe," the two groups said.

"If these demands are not heard, the producers will then decide to stage a European milk strike."

Dairy farmers from across Europe are planning protests in Brussels on Monday during a meeting of European Union farm ministers that is to address the crisis in the milk industry.

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