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Ancient Greeks Were Britain’s First Farmers

People from ancient Greece and the Aegean Sea region were the first farmers in Britain, according to a new genetic study published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. According to the study, titled "Ancient genomes indicate population replacement in Early...

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...

Protesting Farmers Clash with Police in Athens (video)

Protesting farmers from Crete on Wednesday clashed with riot police outside the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, with the latter resorting to extensive use of tear gas. A group of Cretan farmers arrived at the ministry building in central...

Greek Farmers Express Dissatisfaction After Meeting With Government

Farmers expressed their complete dissatisfaction on Wednesday, after their meeting with government officials concluded, while also expressing disapproval for the Minister of Agricultural Development and Food, Vangelis Apostolou. Frustrated farmers that participated in the Blockades of Promahona and Evzones walked...

Protesting Farmers Gather in Central Athens

About 2,000 farmers gathered in central Athens to rally against new tax and security contribution measures, with Greek Communist Party (KKE) leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas among them. Farmers started arriving at Vathi Square in the late morning hours carrying banners and...

Greek Farmers Say Friday's Meeting Not Positive; Will Continue With Protests

Farmers confirmed their plans to rally this Tuesday during the multi-member delegation meeting of the Panhellenic Coordinating Committee for farmers and the Ministry of Rural Development. Present at the meeting was Deputy of Labor Tasos Petropoulos, Deputy of Finance...

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...

Farmers Gather at Thessaloniki International Trade Fair to Send 'Political Message'

Almost 300 people from the agriculture industry across Greece gathered together symbolically outside the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair on Thursday, to send a "political message" that they are present and will be monitoring developments relating to their businesses. The rally...

Greek Police Fail to Block Farmers in Thessaloniki Center (video)

Greek police on Thursday failed to stop protesting farmers who reached with their tractors the entrance of the Thessaloniki International Fair. Dozens of farmers gathered with their vehicles at the YMCA Square in the center of Thessaloniki to demonstrate against...

Farmers Close Greece-FYROM Border Crossing Until at Least February 3

Protesting farmers and cattle farmers decided on Wednesday to close the Evzoni border crossing between Greece and FYROM until at least February 3, following a meeting of the coordinating committee of Central Macedonia. However, they said they will not participate...