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Farmers block the Tembi pass for 12 hours

05 February 2016 / 12:02:33  GRReporter
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Farmers whose tractors are arranged in Tembi closed the pass for 12 hours today again, from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. The protesters are discussing a further escalation of their protest actions, including stopping the whole traffic on Saturday. The relevant decisions will be taken in the evening at the new general meeting of farmers participating in the blockade.

A delegation from Nicaea will visit the roadblocks in northern Greece, in view of the meeting that is scheduled for Sunday. The general demand of all is for the draft on the changes in the pension and tax system to be withdrawn and be drawn up again with the participation of farmers, and for an interparty commission to be established to allow the leaders of all parties to express their views on the issues that have brought farmers out on the roads of the country.

Meanwhile, for the fifth consecutive day customs at Kulata-Promachonas border checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Greek border remains closed and the line of trucks is now longer than 25 km.

Farmers' blockade in this section is the most powerful and the tractors that have blocked the road are over 1,400. As explained by unionist Stergios Litos, "What we are doing is difficult and tiring but we will not stop. We will bring it to the end and we will stay here as long as necessary."

Tags: FarmersBlockadesTractorsPension reformKulataPromachonas
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