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Farmers protest in Athens, but leave tractors at home
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Farmers protest in Athens, but leave tractors at home

makis - Feb 14, 2017

Some 2,000 disgruntled farmers arrived in Athens on Tuesday to protest tax and social security hikes, but desisted from driving their tractors and pick-up trucks into the…

Farmers vow more action after reaching impasse in talks with gov’t
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Farmers vow more action after reaching impasse in talks with gov’t

makis - Feb 10, 2017

Talks between government officials and representatives of protesting farmers, who have been blocking road junctions for three weeks over ongoing austerity, failed to yield a compromise on…

Farmers block highway in northern Greece
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Farmers block highway in northern Greece

makis - Jan 26, 2017

Farmers angered by hikes in taxes, gas prices and social security contributions on Thursday shut the Serres-Thessaloniki national road at the junction of Lefkonas, in northern Greece.…

Greek farmers gunning engines for nationwide protests, blockades
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Greek farmers gunning engines for nationwide protests, blockades

makis - Jan 23, 2017

Farmers angered by hikes in taxes, gas prices and social security contributions warmed up their engines on Monday for nationwide action. The protest action, which unions have…

Farmers block border in northern Greece
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Farmers block border in northern Greece

Sokratis - Dec 03, 2016

Farmers and livestock farmers in Kilkis, northern Greece, blocked access to and from the Evzoni crossing on the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on…

Vitsas: The new electoral law does not lead to lack of governance
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Vitsas: The new electoral law does not lead to lack of governance

Panos - Jul 06, 2016

"The argument that the new electoral law leads to lack of governance is unfounded," Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas said in statements to Skai TV on Wednesday…

Apostolou: 12,000 farmers to pay back illegal ‘Hatzigakis’ subsidies
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Apostolou: 12,000 farmers to pay back illegal ‘Hatzigakis’ subsidies

Panos - Mar 18, 2016

The Minister of Agricultural Development Evangelos Apostolou announced that a joint ministerial decision is being prepared, in order to claim back the illegal subsidies to farmers granted…

European court rules Greece must reclaim 425 mln euros in state aid to farmers
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European court rules Greece must reclaim 425 mln euros in state aid to farmers

Panos - Mar 08, 2016

The European Court of Justice has rejected an appeal by Greece to overturn a previous order to reclaim 425 million euros in state aid granted to farmers…

Greek farmers end road blockades over pension reform ahead of bailout talks
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Greek farmers end road blockades over pension reform ahead of bailout talks

Panos - Mar 01, 2016

Greek farmers started withdrawing from road blockades on Monday after getting assurances from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that his government would try to get a better pension…

Farmers decide to withdraw from the road blocks and customs offices
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Farmers decide to withdraw from the road blocks and customs offices

ilias1 - Feb 29, 2016

The farmers have taken the decision to withdraw from the road blocks they set up on the national highways in late January, following the recent meetings with…

Farmers start to leave roadblocks
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Farmers start to leave roadblocks

chris1 - Feb 28, 2016

Thousands of farmers across Greece abandoned on Saturday the roadblocks they had manned over the last few weeks in protest at proposed tax and pension reforms. Farmers…

Tsipras to meet protesting farmers
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Tsipras to meet protesting farmers

Panos - Feb 25, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis tsipras will meet with representatives of the farmers' roadblocks at Maximos Mansion, at 10.30 (local).

Prosecutor of the Supreme Court intervenes in the roadblocks
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Prosecutor of the Supreme Court intervenes in the roadblocks

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

Prosecutor of the Supreme Court Euterpe Koutzamani has ordered prosecutors in Greece to intervene with the assistance of Greek Police and open the roads that are blocked…

Farmers preparing for further escalation of protest actions
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Farmers preparing for further escalation of protest actions

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The government proposals presented at Monday’s meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have not pleased the farmers, who are now preparing to escalate their protest actions. Already…

Farmers return to the road blocks after talks with government
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Farmers return to the road blocks after talks with government

makis - Feb 23, 2016

The meeting held on Monday between the government and farmers did not result in any agreement between the two sides, with the farmers returning to their road…

Farmers return to the road blocks after talks with government
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Farmers return to the road blocks after talks with government

Panos - Feb 23, 2016

The meeting held on Monday between the government and farmers did not result in any agreement between the two sides, with the farmers returning to their road…

PM Tsipras: We must reclaim our national wealth to exit the crisis
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PM Tsipras: We must reclaim our national wealth to exit the crisis

Panos - Feb 22, 2016

The meeting between the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and farmer representatives is currently under way, in spiteof the tension and disputes among the ranks of farmers that…

Farmers’ meeting with gov’t risks failing
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Farmers’ meeting with gov’t risks failing

Panos - Feb 22, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas will meet on Monday noon with the representatives of the farmers in an effort to de-escalate the tension occurred and persuade the…

Greek PM to meet farmers next week
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Greek PM to meet farmers next week

Panos - Feb 19, 2016

Representatives of Greece’s protesting farmers will meet on Monday with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a bid to break the lingering deadlock, the government said Friday. Agricultural…

More than 2,800 vehicles stuck on Greek-Bulgarian border
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More than 2,800 vehicles stuck on Greek-Bulgarian border

Panos - Feb 18, 2016

Greek authorities say more than 2,800 vehicles are trapped at crossings on the Greek-Bulgarian border, following road blockades by protesting Greek farmers and counter-protests by angry Bulgarian…