Greek farmers return to roadblocks as government looks for way out of crisis

Written by on February 15, 2016 in Europe - Comments Off on Greek farmers return to roadblocks as government looks for way out of crisis

Following a weekend of protesting in the center of Athens, Greek farmers participating in the roadblock at Tempi Valley in central-northern Greece closed the motorway again on Sunday, saying their action will continue indefinitely, while other groups of farmers announced new action starting Monday too.

Farmers from across Greece organized a massive protest rally in central Athens over Friday and Saturday, demanding that the government withdraws its proposed social security reform plan and agress to start dialogue from scratch.

Farmers announced they will close the Greek-Bulgarian border crossing for 72 hours as of Monday, meaning no cars or lorries will be able to cross for three days, causing major disruption to trade. Farmers groups representatives from all over Greece will hold fresh meetings to decide the future of their mobilizations on Monday.

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