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Farmers' Roadblocks Gradually Stand Down

After almost a month-and-a-half of daily protests, farmers throughout Greece have decided to put on hold their struggle by withdrawing their tractors from highways and awaiting for the governement to realize its promises, while remaining ready. "Our struggle will continue with...

Greek Farmers Insist On Promachon Roadblock

The farmers of Western Greece are continuing their struggle with roadblocks on main highways. The blockade in Promachon cut off customs at the Hellenic-Bulgarian borders, where the farmers have remained for over 35 days. Today's decision appears to create further...

Farmers Take Over Thessaloniki With Tractors (video)

Farmers from over 22 blockades from Central Macedonia entered Thessaloniki with tractors and agricultural vehicles, and camped outside the Macedonia-Thrace Ministry. In the rally, there was participation from people of the primary sector from the districts of Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki,...

Bulgaria Asks for EU Intervention Regarding Greek Farmers' Roadblocks

The Bulgarian Parliament is asking for the EU to intervene on the issue of the closed Hellenic-Bulgarian borders, that are being blocked by the tractors of Greek farmers. According to the Bulgarian Finance Minister, Bozhidar Lukarski, the blocking of both...

Farmers Stand Firm; New and Tougher Blockades Include Banks and Airports (video)

Even though PM Alexis Tsipras has opened the door for an open dialogue as soon as he returns from Brussels, farmers insist on their roadblocks and take tougher actions. Farmers have been divided in sides, between those who wish to...

Farmers Intensify Their Struggle Cutting Greece in Two

Farmers from central Greece decided to toughen their stance by setting a new roadblock at the 200km point at Bralos interchange. According to ANA MPA information, "seventy tractors are already at the spot and have closed the entrances and exits...

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...

Tempe Highway Blocked Indefinitely; Greek Farmers Intensify Their Blockades

The farmers decided on Tuesday to show their unwillingness to back down on their demands by shutting down indefinitely the Tempe highway. The highway was expected to shut down for 24 hours on Monday night, however the farmers proceeded...

Greek Farmers Will Continue to Protest Until September 20 Elections

Amid the implementation of the new bailout's reforms, Greek farmers will continue to protest on the streets of Northern Greece until the September 20 Greek elections. The farmers had taken their tractors to the streets since Wednesday in protest against the additional farming taxes...

Greek Government Holds Back on Early Retirement and Farmer Taxation Legislation

The Greek parliament will convene on Wednesday to vote on the second round of measures and reforms included in the bailout deal Greece made with international creditors. Two delicate measures, changes in early retirement and tax hikes on farmers, will not be included...