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Greek Government Calls Farmers for Talks as Roadblocks Continue

Greece's minister of agriculture urged striking farmers on Thursday to lift the roadblocks they had set across several highways and proceed to the negotiating table. "I am inviting the farmers at the roadblocks to meet and discuss... so we can take...

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...

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' 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...

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....

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,...

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...