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Greek Farmers Launch Highway Protests

  Farmers angry over austerity policies, blocked roads in central Greece on Monday, in what could prove to be the start of a series of nationwide actions. Dozens of tractors and other agricultural vehicles, many flying flags, were parked on the...

Farmers to Rally in Athens on February 14

Farmers will be continuing their ongoing fight against tax hikes and social security contribution payments in yet another protest planned in downtown Athens for February 14. During the Thessaloniki International  Trade fair protest last week, Drama farmer, Chris Godias --...

Farmers Protesting Tax Increase and Cuts to Social Security Close Greek-FYROM Border

The customs office at Evzones, near Greece’s border with FYROM, was blocked by farmers and from the municipality of Peonia on Saturday, who are protesting about the increase in taxation and changes in their social security fees. Speaking to Athens-Macedonian...

Greek Farmers Respond to the Government

Even though PM Alexis Tsipras invited the Greek farmers to an open dialogue regarding the hot issue of the pension reform plan and the security funds, the farmers appear uncompromising to their stand. According to Tsipras, there is room for...

Manolis Glezos Apologizes to the Greek People for Trusting Tsipras

During a visit to Corinth to take part in a farmers' blockade, political veteran and activist Manolis Glezos did not mince his words in criticizing the Syriza-led government and PM Alexis Tsipras. In a tone that displayed  his bitter...

Greek Farmers' Markets Employees Protest… With Their Underwear

Greek agricultural producers and merchants who sell their produce at weekly street markets organized all across Greece, held earlier on Monday an original and “unique” demonstration outside the Greek parliamentary building in downtown Athens, throwing men’s and women’s underwear...

Greek Farmers Want Samaras Showdown

Protesting Greek farmers, who have sporadically but only briefly blocked roads with their tractors, said they want a face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to explain their grievances, which center mostly on their demand for favorable tax treatment. Samaras...