Swiss Government Urges Voters To Reject More State Help For Farmers
The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject more help for farmers and other proposals for agriculture in a referendum next month, saying they would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy.
Switzerland will two hold referendums on 23 September - one on giving more state support to farmers and another on introducing more sustainable and animal-friendly agricultural practices.
An early poll has shown widespread support for both ideas, but economy minister Johann Schneider-Ammann said the "dangerous" proposals could trigger tariff increases and other reprisals from trading partners.
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