Monday, August 31, 2009

Greece: Greek farmers’ debts to be frozen for a year

FOCUS Information Agency - Greek farmers’ debts will be frozen for a year, Greek Skai radio reports, citing Minister of Agriculture Sotiris Hatzigakis.

He says that the new agriculture policy for 2010 doubles the stock-breeding subsidies and suspends the payments in investment loans extended by Agrotiki Bank for a period of two years.

The radio adds that farmers are holding a warning protest on the Athens-Thessaloniki highway on Monday. If their demands are not fulfilled, they threaten to block border checkpoints and highways.
Published by Mike Hitchen,
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