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Greek Farmers Use Tractorcades To Make Their Demands Heard

Greek farmers hit the road yesterday, as long convoys of tractors and trucks descended on the cities of Alexandroupoli and Didymoteicho in the Evros region in northeastern Greece, according to a report in a leading financial daily, Naftemporiki.

In Alexandroupoli, they gathered in front of the municipal store of Feron, where they demanded

to meet with those involved in the primary sector. As in other EU countries, the farmers are protesting the new conditions of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). The panicky Greek government held an inter-ministerial meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to figure out an official response to the farmers’ demands, but it has not gone much beyond announcing that the door of the Ministry of Rural Development is always open to listen to the farmers.

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