EU Officials Have Egg on Their Face Over Falling Prices

By Alex Yeager

Angry farmers in Brussels made their voices heard last Monday, pelting police officers with eggs and driving tractors through the main streets of the city. European markets have been flooded with milk and egg supplies, causing price drops so large that farmers are barely able to make back production costs. Protestors have called for the re-implementation of price stabilizers by European Union policymakers, but global trade factors such as decreasing Chinese demand and Russian sanctions have also contributed to the falling prices.