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Farmers have been implementing measures against cutting diesel subsidies and ending tax breaks since Monday (January 8).

German farmers held a third day of protests on Wednesday (January 10, 2024). Roadblocks have been in place since Monday (January 8) in demonstrations against cuts in agricultural diesel subsidies and the end of tax breaks for agricultural and forestry vehicles.

The cities of Flensburg, Stuttgart, Dresden and Hanover reported roadblocks. According to the state agency NDRAnd the police are waiting 'Significant restrictions' on Thursday (January 11), when a march is scheduled to be held in front of the state parliament.

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A demonstration is scheduled to be held in Berlin on January 15. On January 4, the German government reversed its measures and announced that it had reached an agreement in this regard.

The tax deduction on agricultural machinery will be maintained, Stephen Hebstreit, spokesman for Chancellor Olaf Scholz, said in a statement. The agreement also stipulates that gasoline subsidies will not be eliminated all at once, but rather will be reduced gradually to give companies time to adapt.

“In 2024, it will be reduced by 40%. There will be an additional reduction of 30% in 2025 and 2026.”, He said. The German government will reduce the benefit permanently in 2026. Despite the agreement,… German Farmers Association I kept the verbs.

On Wednesday (January 10), German railway workers also went on strike until at least Friday (January 12). At least three states (Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania) in the north of the country were affected by the train stoppage.

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Railway company employees are demanding increased salaries and reduced working hours.