After mediation: Farmers from Poland want to block the A12 for 24 hours from Sunday

From Sunday afternoon

Farmers from Poland want to block the A12 for 24 hours

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Audio: Antenna Brandenburg | 02/22/2024 | Torsten Klach | Build: dpa-Zentralbild/Patrick Pleul

Many farmers in Poland are dissatisfied with the EU's agricultural policy. Small protests continued for months. On Sunday they want to block the A12 for 24 hours. An originally planned four-week shutdown was avoided.

Farmers criticize duty-free grain imports from Ukraine

Fear of long traffic jams on the highway

Ewa Murmeoh, deputy spokeswoman for the Polish police in Slubice, suspects that severe traffic chaos is expected on the German side of the A12: “Entry and exit to and from Germany must be completely blocked at this time. An impact on traffic in the city of Slubice and on the city bridge between Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice. can cause.”

At the time, officials expected another four-week siege. A spokeswoman for the Brandenburg East Police Department said Friday that tense traffic conditions are expected. Road users should be prepared for traffic jams and detours.

17,000 trucks pass through the border crossing every day

Even Guido Knoch of East Brandenburg Trade and Industry (IHK) fears massive traffic chaos as far as the outskirts of Berlin. He expects long traffic jams on the highway, especially in Frankfurt (Oder), but also in smaller cities: “We have 17,000 trucks a day that cross the border, but somehow you try to get over the city bridge or over the closed Küstrin-Kietz road bridge,” he said. said on Thursday.

With content by David Klevenow and Magdalena Derks

Broadcast: Antenne Brandenburg, February 23, 2024, 3:30 pm

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