Farmers warn of blockades over production costs

Farmers in Thessaly, central Greece, on Monday parked their tractors in town squares to protest rising production costs caused by repeated hikes in electricity rates.

Meanwhile, Greece’s farmers union warned of blockades should the government snub their demands for a meeting with the prime minister or the agriculture minister by Friday.

Farmers, who have in the past used their tractors to block national highways and junctions, object to the government’s new tax law and policy on agriculture.