Documents reveal the European Union (EU) advised Holland’s Agricultural Minister to buy out farmland to comply with the EU’s 2030 emissions-reduction climate agenda.
The Dutch outlet NOS reports that in November 2022, Diederik Samsom of the European Commission met with top Dutch officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and advised them to buy out farmers because the nitrogen emissions in the Netherlands were too high.
“The Netherlands has driven into the guardrail with the car full and adjusting no longer helps,” Samson reportedly said.
Samson is the Head of Cabinet for Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. The European Commission is the European Union’s executive branch that proposes and implements policies.
That same month after this alleged meeting, the Dutch government – led by World Economic Forum acolyte Mark Rutte – announced he would force up to 3,000 farms to shut down for good.
According to nitrogen minister Christianne van der Wal, the government purchase will ultimately be compulsory.
“There is no better offer coming,” claimed van der Wal at the time.
When the Dutch government announced a nitrogen fertilizer reduction mandate, the country saw nationwide protests involving thousands of farmers.
Former agricultural minister Henk Staghouwer resigned from his position as a result of the movement.
This discovery that the EU advised Holland to shut down farms comes just days after the Dutch provincial elections, where the Dutch Farmers Citizens Movement (BBB) overtook Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s ruling VVD party in terms of Senate seats.
BBB party leader Caroline van der Plas, who is against the mandatory farm buyouts, responded to the alleged EU interference on Wednesday.
“Thom van Campen (VVD) and I, also on behalf of [political party] JA21, have just asked the minister to send the House a response within a week about this strange interference by Diederik Samson, who is not even an elected representative,” she said on Twitter.
Samson backtracked on Wednesday, suggesting the Netherlands is fully in control of its own policies.
The Dutch farmer protests have received international attention, with protests popping up in Canada in support of the uprising.