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Greek Government Drops Bill on Pets, Strays Following Outcry

The Greek government was forced to withdraw proposed legislation on pets and strays following widespread outcry from animal welfare organizations and opposition parties. Agriculture and...

Greek Legislation Calls for Pet Neutering, ‘Animal Passports’

A draft bill that obligates Greek animal owners to neuter their pets or pay a levy if they have pairs for breeding will be...
The second Cretan Wine Fair took place in Athens yesterday, presenting a very special harvest, 2017. Twenty-five wineries celebrated indigenous Cretan wines.

Minister Promises to End Greek Wine Tax

Greece's government is to abolish an excise tax on wine introduced in 2015, after the completion of the third bailout program review. Agricultural Minister Vangelis...

Minister Says Government Planning to Abolish Wine Tax; Replace it with Another

Agricultural Production Minister Vangelis Apostolou reiterated on Friday the government's intention to abolish an excise tax on wine by the end of the year,...

Government to Scrap Controversial Wine Consumption Tax

After a long debate about the effectiveness of the highly unpopular measure, the government has decided to scrap the controversial special consumption tax on...

Greek Gov’t Considers Giving Farm Land to 1,500 Refugees

Greece's Ministry of Migration Policy is preparing a program of job training for refugees, while the Ministry of Rural Development is considering a land...

Brief Wildfire Rekindling in Kythira Managed by Firefighters

Firefighters were able to once again contain the wildfire burning on Kythira island or the fifth day on Tuesday, after the flames were briefly...

Deal to Protect Feta in Japan ‘a Great Success,’ PM Says

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday welcomed an agreement protecting the market for Greek feta in Japan, following a meeting with Economy Minister...

EU Agriculture Commissioner: Greece will get €19 Bln in 7 Years for Agriculture

Greece will get 19 billion euros in the next seven years for development in agriculture, while Greek traditional products will be protected, said European...

Protesting Farmers Clash with Police in Athens (video)

Protesting farmers from Crete on Wednesday clashed with riot police outside the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, with the latter resorting to extensive...

Greek Farmers Express Dissatisfaction After Meeting With Government

Farmers expressed their complete dissatisfaction on Wednesday, after their meeting with government officials concluded, while also expressing disapproval for the Minister of Agricultural Development...

Farmers Meet With Minister to Challenge Changes in their Social Security, Taxation

Representatives of farmers from around Greece asked the Minister of Agriculture Development Vangelis Apostolou on Wednesday to take responsibility for the changes in their...

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