Protesting Greek farmers say demands are unmet despite government concessions


Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered concessions on Tuesday to farming unionists who are threatening to block roads around Greece in protest of high production costs.

According to The Star, it was unclear, however, whether representatives of farming associations who met with Mitsotakis in Athens were appeased by the concessions.

A unionist present at the meeting, Rizos Maroudas, suggested that he would take a harsh position.

“Not all our demands have been met,” Maroudas told journalists after the talks. “We believe that our [protests] must continue.”

Greece’s center-right government has stated that it will seek to lower production costs while also expediting compensation payments and tax relief for farmers affected by last year’s catastrophic floods.

Mitsotakis cautioned that fiscal limitations left limited possibility for significant spending increases.

Source: The Star




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