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Farmers gather for Athens protest rallies

Δημοσίευση 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2014, 14:11 / Ανανεώθηκε 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2014, 14:11
Farmers gather for Athens protest rallies
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Greek farmers from across the country were gathering on Vathis Square on Wednesday, in view of participating in a large-scale rally outside the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the same day.

Greek farmers from across the country were gathering on Vathis Square on Wednesday, in view of participating in a large-scale rally outside the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the same day.

The farmers were also expected to hold a protest rally outside Parliament as the sector protested new tax regulations.

The Athens rallies were organized after a meeting between Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and one of the groups representing the farmers, the Initiative for the Restructuring of the Farmers Union Movement, ended in a deadlock last week.