Gov’t to Meet with Representatives of Protesting Farmers



ATHENS – A meeting between the coordinating committee of the farmers’ protest road blocks with a delegation of government ministers has been scheduled for Thursday, February 24, at 08:30, according to Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) sources.


Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, Rural Development and Food Minister Giorgos Georgantas and the Minister of Environment and Energy Kostas Skrekas will participate in the meeting.


Tsipras raises the issue of economic asphyxiation of farmers

Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras raised the issue of the “economic asphyxiation of the farmers” with a question to the prime minister on Tuesday, calling on Kyriakos Mitsotakis “to take specific measures even at the last minute.”


In his question, the leader of the main opposition accused Mitsotakis of “attempting to deceive farmers by announcing measures that are insufficient and less than the circumstances demand, amid conditions of unprecedented price spikes that affect primary production.