Main opposition New Democracy intends to implement a bold insurance and tax policy for farmers and livestock breeders when it comes to power, ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at Deskati in Grevena on Wednesday, addressing a gathering during his tour of the region.
"We should remember that farmers themselves pay the price of climate change," Minister of Rural Development Vaggelis Apostolou said on Tuesday, on the occasion of World Environment Day.
The Public Power Corporation (PPC) appealed on farmers and local organizations that manage irrigation systems on Thursday to settle their outstanding debts for electricity that reach 90 million euros.
Avocado farmers from Chania, Crete on Monday pressed charges against a person or persons unknown for the theft of 20 tons of avocados from where they were being grown.
Farmers from Larissa are going to set a blockade at Platykambos junction while farmers from Trikala will do the same at Megalochori on E65 on Wednesday as part of their mobilisations.
Farmers in Larisa called on their members to participate in protest rallies on January 12 and 19 against the government's multi-bill which has been tabled in parliament, saying it will cut their incomes further.
Farmers convened with their tractors in Tyrnavos, central Greece, on Saturday where they announced further protest actions against the government's pension and tax reforms.