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Greece | 1 December 2017
CAP holds opportunities and challenges for Greek agriculture

The future of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) holds major challenges as well as huge opportunities that Greece could utilize, Tassos Chaniotis, director of Economic Analysis at t...


Greece | 29 November 2017
Greek farmers highlight the need for advisory in agriculture

Greece needs new and functional structures and enhanced farm advisory services in order to give smart farming a boost, an agricultural expert told EURACTIV.com. Ioannis Koufoudakis, CEO at GAIA Epi...


Greece | 9 March 2017
Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens over austerity

Farmers who travelled to Athens from Crete have clashed with riot police in the latest unrest on the streets of the Greek capital, prompted by the government’s austerity policies. The confrontation...


Greece | 19 January 2017
H5N8 turns up in Greek poultry, Chinese zoo swans

Greece today reported a highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza outbreak in poultry, coming just a few weeks after detecting the virus in wild birds, a pattern that has played out repeatedly in several...


Greece | 7 October 2016
European Commissioner Hogan pledges support for Greek agriculture

Greece has a significant agricultural tradition and the European Commission wants this tradition to continue to flourish in the 21st century, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Developmen...


Greece | 2 March 2016
Greek farmers end road blockades over pension reform ahead of bailout talks

Greek farmers started withdrawing from road blockades on Monday after getting assurances from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that his government would try to get a better pension deal for them with the...


Greece | 2 March 2016
Bulgarian PM hopes Greek farmers will not stage blockades in future

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed hope that Greek farmers will discontinue their practice of staging blockades at the border with Bulgaria. Borisov thanked the Greek farmers for lift...


Greece | 29 February 2016
Greek farmers end road blockades, warn of more anti-reform protests

Greek farmers announced on Sunday the end of road blockades and customs offices closures after six weeks of mobilizations, warning however with more protests against the planned pension system and tax...


Greece | 26 February 2016
Greek agriculture and the EU – inconvenient truths

The deepest harm inflicted on Greece by the European Union, among the many benefits, is probably that it has maintained a large agricultural sector. Hundreds of thousands of young Greeks, instead ...


Greece | 24 February 2016
Talks with PM Tsipras failed, Greek farmers continue blockades

Talks between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and representatives of protesting farmers on Monday evening failed to find a solution on a month-long blockade of Greece’s national highways. Tsipras tol...


Greece | 23 February 2016
Protesting Greek farmers meet PM after month of blockades

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and representatives of some protesting farmers failed on Monday to find an immediate solution to a month-long blockade of the country's highways. Farmers are pro...


Greece | 22 February 2016
Greek farmers deliver ultimatum to Tsipras

Some lean on shepherds’ staffs, others stand against tractors and trucks as the last rays of a brilliant winter sun cast shadows across the Saronic Gulf. In the biting wind, Christos Fouzas strikes...


Greece | 18 February 2016
Farmers’ splits grow but blocks remain in place

Despite growing divisions among protesting farmers and the fact that some have approached the government for talks on tax and pension reforms, many road pickets remained in place around Greece on Wedn...


Greece | 17 February 2016
Farmers intensify their struggle cutting Greece in two

Farmers from central Greece decided to toughen their stance by setting a new roadblock at the 200km point at Bralos interchange. According to ANA MPA information, “seventy tractors are already at t...


Greece | 16 February 2016
Greek economy brutally hit by farmer’s anti-reform protests

The escalating protest action of farmers across Greece, who oppose the planned pension and taxation systems reforms, are severely harming the health of the already ailing national economy, the Left-le...


Greece | 15 February 2016
Protesting Greek farmers leave Athens and return to roadblocks

Greek farmers have left Athens after massive protest rallies outside the Greek Parliament during the weekend and returned to the roadblocks on national highways across Greece. Farmers protest again...


Greece | 12 February 2016
Government braces for farmers' descent on Athens

Hundreds of farmers from various parts of Greece are expected to descend on Athens on Friday to protest against planned increases to their tax and social security contributions but the government hope...


Greece | 3 February 2016
Border blockade – Greek farmers protest over pension reforms

Angry farmers in Greece blocked the country’s borders and main motorways on Tuesday (Feb 2) in an ongoing dispute with the government over planned pension changes. More than 6000 tractors have bloc...


Greece | 22 January 2016
Greek seamen, farmers, protest planned pension reforms

Greek farmers used tractors to block a northern highway Wednesday and hundreds more prepared to close other roads to protest unpopular draft pension reforms that will further cut incomes in the auster...


Greece | 20 November 2015
Police tear-gas farmers at anti-cuts rally in Greek capital

Clashes erupted between riot police and protesting farmers in front of the Hellenic Parliament in Athens, on Wednesday after some 4,000 agricultural workers rallied from across the country to condemn ...


Greece | 9 October 2015
Agriculture exports could help solve Greek debt

In 2012 Michael Noonan said that Irish people knew little of Greece except for the feta cheese on supermarket shelves. Condescending though the remark may have been, it unfortunately held a lot of tru...


Greece | 23 September 2015
Farmers say summer rain caused multitude of problems

This year, April showers brought root disease and product loss. Athens area farmers are still feeling the effects of the excessive rain that occurred over the summer. “I’ve been in agriculture 4...


Greece | 26 August 2015
Greek farmers to begin demonstrations in mid-September

With Greece’s third bailout deal officially in effect, Greek farmers are planning to express their grief on taxation and social security changes, starting on September 16. The members of the Panhel...


Greece | 1 July 2015
A potential bull market in cattle doesn’t care about Greece

While other investors spend this Independence Day fretting about the Fed, Greece and the national debt, you can potentially diversify into a market that has little to do with any of the above. Like...


Greece | 14 August 2014
Greek farmers hit hard by Russian sanctions against EU produce

A week after Russia banned European Union food imports in a tit-for-tat move for sanctions imposed over Ukraine, Greek farmers say the embargo has already dealt a devastating blow to the country's agr...


Greece | 25 March 2014
Greek dairy farmers and their MPs risk IMF bailout

Greece's government risks another rebellion over bailout terms this week after milk producers lobbied against a move to free up prices under efforts to make the economy more competitive. The countr...


Greece | 20 February 2014
Greek farmers take their tax protests to Athens

Greek farmers from all over the country converged on Athens on Wednesday to protest against higher taxes, and a new obligation to keep accounts. With the EU and Greece’s troika of international cre...


Greece | 22 April 2013
Life sweet for Greek beekeepers, but for how long?

The rosemary season has ended, but sage is in full bloom. In the fragrant hills of the Peloponnese in southern Greece, after a few sharp turns along a path, Nikos Reppas’ old car arrives at bee heaven...


Greece | 12 February 2013
Farmers block highways across Greece

Greece's farmers have blocked highways across the country after launching an anti-austerity campaign as the government backs its spending cuts. The angry farmers blocked highways mostly in central ...


Greece | 30 January 2013
Greek farmers scale up protests in bid for concessions

Protesting farmers parked hundreds of tractors at a key junction of the Athens-Thessaloniki national highway on Tuesday, causing several hours of traffic chaos, in a bid to wrench concessions from the...



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