Prime Minister Gabriel Attal meets farmers on a farm in Montastruc-de-Salies.
In the coming days, the government will very heavily sanction three companies who do not respect these laws, announced Mr. Attal, who also promised a strengthening of controls.
The Prime Minister also announced an effort to provide rapid emergency aid, particularly with regard to epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) for which reimbursement by the French State for veterinary care increases from 80% to 90%.
This disease, transmitted by biting midges, mainly affects deer and cattle. The vast majority of outbreaks are concentrated in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées (south-west).
These announcements come as farmers make increase pressure on the executive: access to Paris was particularly disrupted on Friday, and highways were still blocked.
During this speech, standing in front of a haystack, the head of government multiplied gestures of understanding towards farmers.
We do not will not give up on you, we are going to fight at the European level to also move the lines, he concluded.