Protesting farmers open Tempi valley tunnels


Unionists representing farmers in Nikaia, central Greece, who had closed off both lanes at the tunnels of Tempi valley on the Athens-Thessaloniki national motorway decided to withdraw their tractors on Saturday.

Speaking to state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency, a member of the blockades' committee, Costas Tzelas, said farmers have sent their message to the government which must now respond to their demands.

The farmers of Nikea will hold a new meeting in the coming days to decide on the future of their protests while waiting for the government to invite them for talks.