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Greek farmers threaten to block highways in energy protest

They require aids to lower their gas expenses as well as an end to the electrical power rate modification price

Greek farmers, taking a web page from the Canadian truckers’ demonstration manual, claim they are figured out to close down all the nation’s significant freeways to oppose increasing power expenses.

At a celebration south of the city of Larissa in main Greece, they determined Sunday to require a conference with Greek Head of state Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

As every one of Europe is encountering increasing power expenses, Greek farmers are requiring aids to lower their gas expenses as well as an end to the electrical power rate modification price, which shows adjustments in the rate of oil as well as gas imports.

Greece has amongst the highest possible tax obligations on gas in the 27-nation European Union, making up concerning two-thirds of the rate.

” Diesel sets you back concerning 1.60 euros (per litre), while in various other European nations it is 70 cents,” Asterios Tsikritsis, head of state of the farmers’ union in the city of Tirnavos, north of Larissa, informed The Associated Press.

Greek farmers have actually currently been obstructing a significant roadway linking Larissa to the city of Kozani to the northwest for concerning 10 days. On Sunday, they splashed milk when driving as component of their demonstration.

” Today, it is suspicious whether us as well as our groups will certainly endure,” claimed Argiris Bairachtaris, head of state of the Tirnavos pet farmers’ union.

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