Farmers in northern Greece to hold noon rally in Thessaloniki

Farmers from all over northern Greece are due to converge at the Ministry of Macedonia-Thrace in the center of Thessaloniki at noon on Thursday.

The farmers from Serres, Imathia, Pella and Kozani will seek a meeting with Macedonia-Thrace Minister Theodoros Karaoglou in order to express their complaints in regard to new tax measures for their sector.

A rally in central Athens on Wednesday failed to bring the breakthrough farmers hoped for after successive meetings with government officials, including Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, over the past few days ended in a deadlock.

Farmers object to new regulations that will see them paying more taxes and force them to keep records of revenues and expenditures, among other measures.

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