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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 Across Greece Prepare to Escalate Protest

Greek farmers throughout the country took to the roads with their tractors on Wednesday and made preparations to escalate protest action in the coming days. Among others, farmers are demanding that the government roll back new measures increasing their...

Agia Farmers Take Up Positions Preparing for Roadblock in Gerakari, Larisa

Greek farmers from the Agia region on Tuesday ranged their tractors and farm vehicles along the side of the highway in Gerakari, Larisa, Greece, in preparation for holding intermittent protest roadblocks that will close the road at regular intervals...

Protesting Farmers Turn Out in Force to Block Highways and Press Their Demands

Greece's farmers have once again taken their tractors and occupied the country's highways in protest, with a number of tractor blockades set up around the country on Monday. Farmers in Arta set up a roadblock on the Ionian Highway after...

Greek Farmers Mobilize Against Harsh Economic Measures

The farmers of Tyrnavos, central Greece, were the first to take it to the streets on Monday as their colleagues from the rest of the country will follow in a round of protest demonstrations against the government's harsh economic...

Tsipras – Opposition Battle It Out in Greek Parliament

The parliamentary session that was supposed to be mostly about the farmers' demands and upcoming protests, turned out to be about the government's alleged effort to control the DOL media organization. Opposition parties accused Alexis Tsipras and his administration for...

Greece in Review: 2016

Several of the events that marked Greece in 2016 are like the ones that marked 2015, showing that political powers prefer to maintain the old, corrupt order.

Greek PM Speaks on Rural Development, has Tiff With Reporters

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke to farmers' representatives while he had a tiff with reporters who were covering the meeting. Tsipras met with farmer unionists and local authorities and farmers in Mesara of Crete. After his introductory...