Dairy farmers plan Athens protest on Wednesday

Dairy farmers from around Greece plan to gather in central Athens on Wednesday to stage a rally in front of Parliament in protest at plans to introduce legislation to increase the shelf life of fresh milk.

The farmers wish to hold a meeting with Development Minister Costis Hadzidakis, who is responsible for drafting the law to extend the expiry date printed on fresh milk containers, in line with a set of recent recommendations by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development for improving competition.