MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government and the country’s main trucking federations have reached an agreement on financial help for an industry hurt by high gas prices. But self-employed truckers said Friday they would continue their 12-day strike. Russia’s war in Ukraine has helped drive gas prices higher in Europe. Spain’s Socialist-led government announced it is discounting gas 0.20 euros ($.22) per liter for truckers as part of measures worth more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). However, one group of striking truckers said its demands go beyond gas prices and its walkout will continue. The strike has disrupted supply chains and brought scattered shortages of vegetables, milk and fish. Also Friday, farmers on tractors drove slowly through Madrid to protest soaring prices for fuel and fertilizer.
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