Farmers block roads, junctions, threaten further action over austerity
Farmers protesting the government’s increases to tax and social security contribution payments on Friday kept their tractors parked at the Nikaia junction on the national highway linking Athens and Thessaloniki.
The action prompted traffic police to divert traffic in the broader region. There were also road blockades in Achaia, in the Peloponnese, and in Arta.
The farmers on Friday threatened to block the border crossing at Promachonas, near the Bulgarian border, as they did last year, causing serious cross-border transport problems and diplomatic tensions with Sofia, unless the government makes concessions.
On Thursday, farmers from Serres tried to approach the border but were obstructed by police at Sidirokastro.
Unionists are due to meet on Friday afternoon in several cities in central and northern Greece to decide on their further course of action.
You may be interested
Greece & France signed the Rafale agreement – A proposal is expected by Athens for French frigatesmakis - Jan 25, 2021
The agreement on Rafale fighters was sealed with the visit of the Minister of Defense of France to Athens, for…
Infectious Disease Committee ‘green light’ re-opening of high schools on February 1st – The measures from January 25thmakis - Jan 22, 2021
The experts of the Committee of the Ministry of Health gave the “green light” on Friday for the opening of…
EU teleconference Summit: Concerns over Covid-19 mutations and delay in vaccinesmakis - Jan 22, 2021
PM Mitsotakis’ proposal for a European vaccination certificate, which would facilitate travel without the need for a coronavirus test for…