Farmers to continue nationwide protests after talks fail

Farmers to continue nationwide protests after talks fail

Greek farmers were expected to continue protest action against new tax regulations for their sector this week after a meeting between Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and one of the groups representing Greek farmers, the Initiative for the Restructuring of the Farmers’ Union Movement, ended in a deadlock last week.

As unionists met in Central Macedonia and Thessaly over the weekend to discuss further action, farmers were expected to take part in a protest convoy to the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Monday.

Meanwhile, farmers participating in a tractor motorcade on the national highway in the area of Nikaia in Larissa, central Greece, were expected to propose a nationwide motorcade to converge in Athens on Wednesday.


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