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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...

Athens Seeks Geographical Protection for Greek Yogurt From EU

The Greek Ministry of Agriculture is hoping to persuade the European Union to introduce rules which forbid "Greek yogurt" being produced anywhere but in...

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...

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...

Greek Farmers Say Friday’s Meeting Not Positive; Will Continue With Protests

Farmers confirmed their plans to rally this Tuesday during the multi-member delegation meeting of the Panhellenic Coordinating Committee for farmers and the Ministry of...

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...

Government Explores Aid to Mastic Farmers Following Devastating Wildfire

On an official visit to the Aegean island of Chios, Rural Development and Foods Minister Vangelis Apostolou said the government will benchmark 500,000 euros...

FinMin Tsakalotos Meets With Institutions on Taxation, New Talks on Saturday

A meeting between Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Chouliarakis with the heads of the quartet of institutions ended on Thursday...

Riot Police Clash with Protesting Farmers in Thessaloniki

Thousands of Greek farmers in Thessaloniki who were protesting against the Syriza-led government’s plans for pension reform experienced police brutality under Greece's first ever leftist...

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