Greek Farmers Threaten to Block Highways in Energy Protest

By COSTAS KANTOURIS, ASSOCIATED PRESS

LARISSA, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers say they’re decided to close down all of the nation’s main highways to protest rising vitality prices.

At a gathering south of town of Larissa in central Greece, they determined Sunday to demand a gathering with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

As all of Europe is going through rising vitality prices, Greek farmers are demanding subsidies to cut back their gas prices and an finish to the electrical energy value adjustment value, which displays adjustments within the value of oil and pure fuel imports.

Greece has among the many highest taxes on gas within the 27-nation European Union, accounting for about two-thirds of the worth.

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“Diesel prices about 1.60 euros (per liter), whereas in different European nations it’s 70 cents,” Asterios Tsikritsis, president of the farmers’ union within the metropolis of Tirnavos, north of Larissa, advised The Related Press.

Greek farmers have already been blocking a serious street connecting Larissa to town of Kozani to the northwest for about ten days. On Sunday, they spilled milk on the street as a part of their protest.

“At current, it’s questionable whether or not us and our flocks will survive,” stated Argiris Bairachtaris, president of the Tirnavos animal farmers’ union.

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