Today, July 24, 2015, farmers from across the country protest against changes in Regulation N-18. Dieselor joined the protests in Trud, Plovdiv and Stara Zagora.
130 tractors were stopped besides the road by the police at the entrance of Trud. However, a large number of protesters reached the petrol station and demonstrated the impossibility of refueling such agricultural equipment in retail objects.
As a large number of farmers do not have the resources to invest nearly 20,000 leva for the installation of leveling systems and fiscal devices, from September 01, 2015 they will have to refuel only from petrol stations. This will invariably impede the everyday life of the population. Today’s mass loading aims to show the inapplicability of the administrative requirements. The refueling of such agricultural equipment and vehicles takes an average of about 20 minutes. What we saw in place was that the staff of gas stations doesn’t know how to serve them, not even where the reservoir is placed.
The chaos led to frustrated drivers, congestions and blocked roads. The sizes of the machines, the traveling to the nearest gas station and the frequency with which farmers will have to refuel are only a small part of the problems that will arise.
Dieselor’s trucks participated not only in Trud but in Stara Zagora as well. By participating in the protest, Dieselor supports the repeal of the requirements of Regulation N-18, which protect only lobbying interests. Keeping the legal changes will lead to negative consequences for the business and the Bulgarian farmers, many of whom will not survive because of the harsh requirements. At the same time, the amendments will not contribute to achieving the objectives of the Ministry of Finance.
Dieselor showed commitment together with another 13 fuel suppliers by following the hundreds of agricultural machines on this day of demonstrations in Trud, Plovdiv.
A greater number of tractors and harvesters came out to the protest in Stara Zagora. Traffic jams were even more spectacular because the police could not stop most of them.
Protesters say that more than 60,000 agricultural machines are expected to protest on the roads today!