French livestock farmers offered 1.1 bln-euro emergency aid package

The measures include tax breaks worth 600M euros and loans worth 500M euros for the struggling farmers, 10% of whom face bankruptcy.

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France announced measures worth up to 1.1 billion euros (£766.3 million) on Wednesday to support its livestock farmers and try to halt protests which have escalated in recent days into road blockades in the northwest, reports Reuters.