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EU Will Compensate Greek Peach Farmers

The European Union announced on Monday, August 18, its plans to reimburse European farmers hit by the Russian embargo. Even though the list includes producers of various vegetables and fruits, Greek peach producers were not a part of it....

EU Asking Agricultural Subsidies Back

According to an announcement by the European Court, issued on Wednesday, agricultural subsidies of 387.4 million euros granted to Greek farmers in 2008 and 2009  have been judged as incompatible with the rules of the EU's  internal market and therefore...

Greek Fruit and Vegetables Among the Safest in EU

Greek crops have been added to the list of the safest fruit and vegetables in the European Union, in regards to excessive use of pesticide residue, according to data released by the Food and Feed Safety Alerts (RASFF), for the...

Chaos in Athens for a Free Bag of Vegetables

On Saturday morning, Greek farmers and producers gave away more than 300 tons of fresh fruit , vegetables and fish in the Athenian industrial suburb of Perissos, as part of their continuing protests and strikes against a new controversial...

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...

Farmer’s Markets Employees on Indefinite Strike

Greek farmer’s markets employees launched an indefinite strike as of April 28, protesting against a bill on farmer’s markets and outdoor commerce. According to the farmers of Central and Western Macedonia, Thessaly and Thrace, the new bill recently presented in...

Greek Farmers Stage Large Rally in Athens

One of the largest protest rallies by farmers was held on Wednesday in Athens' Vathi Square, followed by a march to Parliament and Syntagma Square. According to police sources, more than 5,000 people, including farmers that arrived from regions...

Greek Farmers Block Athens with Tractors

After unsuccessful negotiations between representatives of Greek farmers unions and the ministers Yannis Stournaras and Athanasios Tsaftaris, the farmers announced that they will be escalating their protests. Greek farmers decided to continue their struggle in order to push the government...

Greek Farmers Gearing Up for More Protests

Greek farmers around the country held various protests on Thursday after talks between their representatives and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras broke down earlier the same day. Farmer groups from various areas left the meeting with the minister saying there...

Greek Finance Minister and Farmers Meeting Fruitless

The Greek Finance Minister, Yiannis Stournaras, had a meeting earlier today with representatives of the Greek farmers union. However, the two parties could not reach an agreement and the union underlined that they will do everything that is within...