Farmers in Larisa called on their members to participate in protest rallies on January 12 and 19 against the government’s multi-bill which has been tabled in parliament, saying it will cut their incomes further.
They will be joined by the farmers in Nikea, who will gather with their tractors in villages in the area.
“The SYRIZA-ANEL government is mocking farmers with the recent statements by the minister for agricultural development. The minister had the nerve to claim that farmers received about three billion euros from the ministry, which of course is not true. This money is from subsidies and programs that farmers are entitled to – they did not come out of the ‘state coffers’,” their union said in press release.