Greek farmers sign petition against new tax hikes


A petition signed by farmers across Greece regarding government plans to raise their taxes was expected to be handed to SYRIZA deputies in their constituencies over the weekend.

Drawn up by the Farmers Initiative, the petition was signed by 62 local farmers’ associations.

While a second round of prior actions the government is required to fulfill for the next tranche of bailout funding to be released did not include tax hikes on farmers, the latter said new measures were in the pipeline.