Farmers in central Greece launch protests over tax and subsidies

Farmers in Thessaly, central Greece, have launched protest against the government’s new tax law and policy on agricultural subsidies.

Farmers began parking their tractors in town squares from Sunday and are demanding a meeting Agricultural Development Minister Athanasios Tsaftaris.

“We will try to arrange a meeting with the minister this week,” said Vangelis Boutas, who heads the association of farmers’ union from Karditsa.

“In the meantime, we will hold talks to decide what further action we should take.”