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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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Protesting farmers block lanes in Athens-Thessaloniki motorway

Protesting farmers have been blocking with their tractors lanes on the Athens-Thessaloniki highway since Monday morning. Some 200 farmer tractors arrived at the Nikaia inter junction in the morning and block the lane to Athens. The first tractors arrived at Nikaia from Farsala, as organizers are expecting more and more …

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Greek farmers in protest mood, plan to block roads and national highways

Greece’s farmers are angry and in protest mood claiming that their problems have not been solved by the government. During a meeting of the Pan-Hellenic Block Committee in Larissa, Central Greece, over the weekend, representatives from several farmers’ organizations decided to start their mobilizations as of January 20th 2018. The …

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Extra Levy on Water for Greece households and farmers for the sake of water companies privatization

Not one day passes without an extra charge, a one more charge that empties the Greek pockets and pushes thousands into poverty. Whether unemployed, low-pensioner, vulnerable group of the society, whether employee or entrepreneur, the nightmare of additional financial burden does not stop. Out of the blue, here comes an …

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Athens: Cretan farmers out of control clash with riot police

Anger, brawl, smash, sticks, stones, tear gas, sound flares, injuries, detentions. This is the picture at Vathis Square in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, after hundreds of angry farmers from Crete set out to protest taxation and social security contributions. First, the farmers first got angry because of  the presence …

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Farmers block Greece-FYROM border crossing until Feb 3 at least

Protesting farmers and cattle farmers decided on Wednesday to close the Evzoni border crossing between Greece and FYROM until at least February 3. The decision followed a meeting of the coordinating committee of Central Macedonia. However they said they will not participate in Thursday’s rally organized by other farmers at …

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Impressive! Farmers’ tractors outside the Greek Parliament

Unprecedented. In an impressive convoy with the sound of constant honking and chanted slogans, twenty tractors entered downtown Athens early Friday evening and parked outside the Greek Parliament. Thousands of farmers who had gathered for the Big Protest of Friday were rhythmically moving left and right to open the way …

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Protesting farmers to camp with tractors outside Greek Parliament

Tension is high on the agenda and escalation is highly possible as protesting farmers threaten to camp outside the Greek Parliament together with their tractors. The farmers plan to come to Athens on Friday and raise their voices protest against the planned social security contributions and tax hikes. Despite the …

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Protesting farmers distribute 50 tonnes of veggies & fruits

Fifty tonnes of oranges and other fruits and vegetables ‘disappeared’ within thirty minutes, when protesting farmers distributed them free of charge among residents of a underdeveloped district of Athens. Farmers, vegetable growers and street vendors working in open markets (laiki) joined the protests against the pension reform. As the weekly …

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Pensions Reform brings tractors to the streets: eggs and teargas as farmers threaten to “cut Greece into two” (picts, videos)

Farmers, cattle breeders, fishermen, milk producers, winegrowers, the whole productive sector of Greece, they are all down to the streets to express their opposition to the planned pension reform. From the north-east end of Greece down to the south in Crete, and from Thessaly and Peloponnese to Epirus and Corfu,  …

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2016 – The Year of New Greek Tax Hikes

I suppose, the majority of Greeks spent the 3-days break with their television set off. That’s why, they are still alive on Monday, January the 4th. Had they turned their TVs son, they would had for sure suffered brain strokes, heart collapses and breath halting due to the tsunami of …

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