Farmers roll out tractors, prepare for protest against new tax rules
Farmers from Thessaly, central Greece, began on Monday morning parking their tractors alongside the Athens-Thessaloniki national road as part of a nationwide protest.
Representatives of farmers’ unions met on Sunday to discuss what action they would take to protest changes in taxation that would require all producers to keep full accounts and would lead to those working in the agricultural sector paying more in levies.
Farmers in other parts of the country will also be parking their tractors at highways and ports.
However, a decision has been taken not to block roads or ports until unionists the outcome of separate talks on Monday with PASOK leader Evengelos Venizelos, Democratic Left chief Fotis Kouvelis and the head of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, is known.