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Farmers prepare for action in view of new taxation system

Thessaly farmers are due to meet in Karditsa, central Greece, on Saturday to decide whether to proceed with protest action over the government’s decision to change the way they are taxed.

“The severity of our problems is such that we have no other choice,” the head of an association of farmers’ unions from Larissa, Rizos Maroudas, told Kathimerini. “This is a matter of a survival for many farmers.”

So far, the farmers have parked about 1,500 tractors in the main squares of dozens of villages and towns but they may decide to block the national road instead.