Amadeusz Juskowiak

Spanish farmers protest then call truce

Spanish farmers demanding a better deal from the European Community blocked roads and staged protest rallies this weekend before their leaders announced a truce to negotiate with the government

Spain joined the community at the start of last year and farmers say they have suffered competition from EC imports without sufficient compensation

Leaders of three of the farmers organisations announced at a press conference in Madrid yesterday they were suspending protests to allow time for negotiations with the government on their grievances