A meeting was held on Wednesday to discuss the issue of taxation and other problems that face Greek farmers (like Russia’s embargo on EU agriculture products)…with the Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives (PASEGES) discussing the form of protest action with Greek Minister of Rural Development Vangelis Apostolou.
Via Sputnik News Agency…
Head of the Panhellenic Farmers’ Initiative, Theodoros Papaconstantinou, said after the Wednesday meeting that Greek farmers would launch protests in the coming days as union leaders failed to reach a compromise with the authorities over planned tax increases.
“The government is sticking to the plan it agreed with the lenders, which has no growth potential for farmers,” Papaconstantinou said as quoted by the Kathimerini newspaper on Wednesday.
According to the Greek daily, another union, the Panhellenic Coordinating Committee for Farmers and Livestock Breeders, has not decided on what action to take over tax hikes and is waiting for the Greek government to finalize its plans.