Deputy PM in more fruitless talks with angry farmers
Another round of talks on Wednesday between the government and protesting farmers failed to yield any tangible results.
A 17-member group of farmers met with a team of government officials led by Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis but the two sides were not able to move closer together on a range of issues that have sparked a series of road blocks by the agriculturalists in central and northern Greece.
Tax and social security issues are they key points of difference and proved too complicated to solve in another meeting that the government had with a different set of farmers a few days ago.
While the meeting in Athens was taking place, farmers blocked the Hersos highway junction, which leads to the Doirani border crossing in northern Greece. The Evzones border post on the frontier with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has been closed for several days due to farmers blocking the road.
You may be interested
Signatures for Line 4 of the Metro – Mitsotakis: The country is turning the page (videos)makis - Jun 22, 2021
The signatures for the biggest construction project that is taking place after Attiki Odos, fell tonight in Galatsi, where in…
Greece: Intelligence Services arrest 3 Turks with fake Interpol IDs trafficking illegal immigrants to EuropePanos - Jun 22, 2021
They were moving around in the center of Athens with Interpol IDs. They spoke five languages, had thousands of euros…
Greece: A single-engine plane crashed in the village of Charia in Ilia – Two deadPanos - Jun 22, 2021
A tragic accident took place in Haria in Ilia on Monday afternoon, when a private plane that had taken off…