War in Ukraine overshadows Paris Agriculture Fair
04 March 2022 | 11:52 am
In this edition of French Connections, we look at some of the fallout of the war in Ukraine here in France. Events that would be grabbing headlines have been overshadowed. That’s the case of the beloved Paris Agriculture Fair, although the conflict in Ukraine has got French farmers worried about a rise in the price of grain feed and fertilisers, as well as higher energy prices. Meanwhile, the French presidential campaign, which would normally be the centre of attention, has also been put on the backburner.
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