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Farmers came, honked and left. What’s next?

They came to Athens on Tuesday, they honked in front of the Parliament and left at noon on Wednesday. At least 6,600 farmers with over 160 tractors and agricultural machinery as well as 112 buses gathered at Syntagma Square demanding from the government to meet their demands for lower production …

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Farmers close border posts in Evros, NE Greece

The border posts at Ormenio and Kipi in north-eastern Greece will close on Tuesday as a result of the continuing protests by farmers in the region of Evros. Farmers at Ormenio will interrupt traffic 15:00 instead of 12:00, as initially announced. Additionally, the passing of trucks will be periodically interrupted …

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Farmers rally: Traffic restrictions in Athens, Feb 20

Greek police announced on Monday the traffic restrictions to be implemented when farmers will arrive by tractors and buses in Athens on Tuesday, to demand more measures for the high cost of production. Police representatives said the main concern was to ensure there was no excessive interruption of traffic in …

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Farmers to hold a rally with tractors in Athens next week

Determined to continue their struggle, farmers decided on Thursday for a mass protest rally with tractors and agricultural machinery in Athens, next week. At the same time, they will continue the road blockades including the “shut down” of trucks’ access to customs and ports. The rally in Athens is scheduled …

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Farmers determined to move their tractors to Athens

Farmers in Greece remain at the roadblocks they have set up and continuing their protest actions, sending a message of mobilization escalation to the government. Farmers from Halkidiki lined up their tractors along the national highway Moudanian – Thessaloniki, bound for Thessaloniki. They were planning to deliver a resolution with …

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Farmers in Greece escalate their protests (videos)

Farmers and breeders in Greece intensify their mobilization against the governmental policies, blocking roads with their tractors and throwing fresh milk away in protest. They demand the full of promised compensations after the September floods and they complain about the high cost of production. They accuse the conservative New Democracy …

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Greece’s farmers in desperate need of foreign workers

Farmers in northern Greece are desperately seeking help abroad to get their fruit and other crops picked, as local youth disdain farm work and the once-reliable Albanian farmhands now prefer to chase jobs in northern European Union countries. Farm unionists in the regional units of Imathia and Pella, where peach …

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Gov’t support: Heating subsidy, one-off allowance, subsidy for farmers, breeders

Two days after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced  at the International Fair of Thessaloniki a series of support measures for the society and some professional sectors amid the energy crisis, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras specified the measures on Monday morning. Top on the agenda of government support and the society …

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EU Commission approves €31.5mn direct grants to specific type of farmers

The European Commission has approved 31.5 million euros in direct grants for the support of specific types of farmers and producers affected by restrictive measures imposed during the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Announced on Wednesday, the state funding budget was approved under the EU’s State Aid Temporary Framework and will be …

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Greece extends energy financial relief into January with €400 million

Greece will extend financial relief to help households and businesses deal with surging energy prices into January at a cost of about 400 million euros, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday. “For another month the government will support households, farmers and businesses in the face of the global energy …

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Protesting farmers to block Tempi tunnels in Athens-Thessaloniki highway

Greece’s farmers intensify their protests on Saturday with actions that will block traffic in Athens-Thessaloniki highway. Some 50 tractors left the Nikaia blockade in Central Greece around 12 o’ clock noon Saturday and move towards the Tempi tunnels on Athens-Thessaloniki highway. via onlarissa.gr They have already blocked one lane and …

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Protesting farmers summoned to prosecutor for obstructing traffic

Ten farmers have summoned to prosecutor in Larissa to be tried on charges of obstructing traffic due to the highway blockade in Nikaia inter-junction on Tuesday. Dozens of farmers moved their tractors to Athens-Thessaloniki highway since Monday demanding better labor conditions. The persecution has triggered an outrage. Unionists from the …

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