Thursday, February 12, 2009

Romanian shepherds protest new EU regulations

Thursday, February 12, 2009

BUCHAREST, Romania: Some 300 Romanian shepherds are protesting against new European Union rules on selling animal products.

The shepherds say a requirement that milk, cheese and meat products be packaged and certified by food safety officials will make it harder for them to sell their products. Most of the shepherds make their sales at open markets.

Some brought their sheep to the rally outside government offices in Bucharest. Later Thursday they met with Romanian officials about their grievances.

Romania became an EU member in 2007.

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