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Farmers Gather in Central Greece as Unions Prepare for New Wave of Protests

Farmers convened with their tractors in Tyrnavos, central Greece, on Saturday where they announced further protest actions against the government's pension and tax reforms. Speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), the head of the Larisa farming association federation Rizos...

Farmers Protesting in Road Blockades to Stop on Friday; Changing Tactics

Protesting farmers from the Nikea and other blockades will end their road closures and continue their protests in different ways, the president of the United Federation of Agricultural Associations in Karditsa, Vangelis Boutas, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on...

Farmers Block National Highway at Tempi for Two Hours in 'Symbolic Protest'

Protesting farmers from the Nikaia roadblock used their tractors to blockade the Athens-Thessaloniki national highway at the Tempi valley on Sunday, at about 14:30. The farmers said the road would be blocked for roughly two hours in a "symbolic...

Border Post at Evzoni Blocked by Protesting Farmers

The border post at Evzoni (Greek-Fyrom borders) remains closed from 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Protesting farmers have blocked Idomeni interchange, 200 meters away from the borders with Fyrom. "If police do not prevent the additional forces that we expect to...

Farmers Break Through Police Cordon, Arrive at Evzones Customs Post

Protesting farmers and livestock breeders at the Central Macedonia roadblock arrived at the Evzones customs post on the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Monday afternoon, after breaking through a police cordon barring their way...

Farmers in Greece Continue to Block Roadways for Roll Back of Tax Hikes

Greek Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas urged farmers not to block the cross-border roads because there will be repercussions on an economy that is trying to stand on its feet, in an interview to Saturday newspaper Agora. "They should not...

Farmers Protest Over Austerities by Blocking Roads, Threaten Closure of Border Crossing

Protests took place on Friday throughout various parts of the national highway in Greece. They were led by farmers who are rallying against the government's latest increase to the tax and social security contribution payments. Road blocks by farmers took...

Bulgarian Interior Minister Expresses Concern for Possible Greek Farmers’ Blockades

Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova expressed her concern for a possible road blockade at the borders by Greek farmers in a letter to Greek Alternate Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Toskas, media in Sofia reported on Wednesday. In her letter,...

Farmers Meet With Minister to Challenge Changes in their Social Security, Taxation

Representatives of farmers from around Greece asked the Minister of Agriculture Development Vangelis Apostolou on Wednesday to take responsibility for the changes in their social security and taxation, during a meeting which they described as “crucial” for determining their...

Farmers to Descend to Athens in Protest of Security Reform Bill

"Withdraw the bill if you want to visit your villages," said the farmers to the government, who are threatening with a new "round" of actions and protests regarding the security fund reform bill that is expected to be deposed...