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Greek Farmers Decide on Roadblocks to Protest Austerity

Greek farmer's unions decided on Saturday to block roads in January to protest the new austerity measures to be implemented as of January 1st. Union representatives and farmers from all parts of Greece met on Saturday in Larissa, central Greece,...

Farmers Against Dock Workers on Strike in Crete

Cretan farmers on Friday turned against dock workers on strike at the Heraklion Port demanding that they allow ships to sail so they can transfer their produce. The farmers have camped out in their trucks at the port insisting on...

Protesting Farmers Block Customs in Northern Greece

Greek farmers and stock breeders on Thursday blocked with their tractors the customs office of Evzonoi in northern Greece, protesting against the new fiscal measures. From 12 noon until 2 pm, 30-40 tractors had blocked incoming and outgoing traffic on...

Greek Farmers Prepare to Protest Pension and Tax Reforms in Athens

The Greek farmers' Coordinating Committee has announced their participation in the demonstrations that will take place in Athens on the day of the voting of the pension and tax reform plans. The farmers' announcement highlights that the bills will bring...

Greek Yogurt May Not be So Greek Anymore

The famous Greek yogurt may not be so Greek from now on as the new article 82 on Greece’s Food and Drink Code says that fresh milk is no longer a required ingredient and yogurt can now be produced...

Gov't Says 12,000 Greek Farmers to First Return Illegal Subsidies Given in 2008-2009

Greek Rural Development Minister Evagelos Apostolou on Friday said that 12,000 Greek farmers that received the highest amounts will first be asked to return their share of some 215 million euros in illegal subsidies handed out to 95,000 farmers...

European Court Rules Greece Must Reclaim €425 Mln in State Aid Granted to Farmers

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday required Greece's farmers to repay 425 million euros in emergency aid to Athens authorities, confirming a decision that the money was an illegal state subsidy. The aid was given to Greek farmers in...

The Logistics of Farmer Roadblocks in Greece

Greek farmers have been protesting for days by blocking highways across Greece. How do they set up and operate their roadblocks? We asked protesting Greek farmers about the logistics and what it takes to set up roadblocks in Greece....

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,...

Greek Farmers Ambivalent About Continuing Roadblocks After Meeting With Tsipras

It is up to the coordinating committees to decide if they want to continue roadblocks, said Vangelis Boutas, the coordinator of the Nikaia farmer blocs, after meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The Nikaia bloc farmers were the ones who...