Farmers Gather at Thessaloniki International Trade Fair to Send ‘Political Message’

Almost 300 people from the agriculture industry across Greece gathered together symbolically outside the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair on Thursday, to send a "political...

Greek Police Fail to Block Farmers in Thessaloniki Center (video)

Greek police on Thursday failed to stop protesting farmers who reached with their tractors the entrance of the Thessaloniki International Fair. Dozens of farmers gathered...

Farmers Protest Over Austerities by Blocking Roads, Threaten Closure of Border Crossing

Protests took place on Friday throughout various parts of the national highway in Greece. They were led by farmers who are rallying against the...

Greek Farmers Mobilize Against Harsh Economic Measures

The farmers of Tyrnavos, central Greece, were the first to take it to the streets on Monday as their colleagues from the rest of...

Greek PM Speaks on Rural Development, has Tiff With Reporters

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke to farmers' representatives while he had a tiff with reporters who were covering the meeting. Tsipras met...

Excise Tax on Wine Backfiring, Shifting 65% of Sales to Black Market

In efforts to raise revenues for the state, in January 2016 the government introduced an excise tax on wine. However, figures show that instead...

Greek Farmers Decide on Roadblocks to Protest Austerity

Greek farmer's unions decided on Saturday to block roads in January to protest the new austerity measures to be implemented as of January 1st. Union...

Farmers Protesting Tax Increase and Cuts to Social Security Close Greek-FYROM Border

The customs office at Evzones, near Greece’s border with FYROM, was blocked by farmers and from the municipality of Peonia on Saturday, who are...

International Tender for Hellenic Sugar Industry’s Serbia Units to be Launched in November

Foreign investors are showing strong interest in acquiring Hellenic Sugar Industry's two factories in Serbia, Christos Rossios, chairman of the company told ANA on...

Harvest of ‘Krokos’ Saffron Begins in Kozani, Greece

Farmers in the rural area of Kozani, northern Greece, have started harvesting krokos, the local saffron produced by the crocus flower. Krokos are one of the...

Greek Fruit and Vegetable Exports Increase in First Half of 2016

Fruit exports surged in the first half of 2016, increasing by 47.4% in volume and 25.7% in value as 787,444 tons were exported bringing...

Protesting Farmers Block Customs in Northern Greece

Greek farmers and stock breeders on Thursday blocked with their tractors the customs office of Evzonoi in northern Greece, protesting against the new fiscal...

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