MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to various estimates, every tenth livestock farm in France is currently on the brink of bankruptcy.
"The Spanish government expressed via diplomatic means this morning to French authorities its deep concern over the serious events that are taking place on French roads since July 21 and currently ongoing," the statement read.
According to the statement, local farmers face virtually no punishment for attacks they launch on Spanish vehicles delivering foodstuffs to France.
"The assaults against trucks carrying food with Spanish and other foreign license plates are multiplying. The authors of these attacks are French farmers who are acting with impunity, jeopardizing the safety of Spanish truck drivers."
Since late July, nationwide rallies against falling food prices have begun in France. Protesters blocked roads from Germany and Spain and prevented tourists from reaching Mont St-Michel, one of France's most popular tourist destinations.
After weeks of protests, French Minister of Agriculture Stephane Le Foll pledged to allocate a $654-million emergency aid package to help the agricultural sector.