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Greek farmers’ protest blockade of Bulgarian border postponed

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Greek farmers protesting against tax reforms in their country have postponed a planned blockade of Bulgaria’s border, reports said on January 22, the eve of the scheduled start of the blockade.

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One of the reasons for the postponement is the serious winter conditions, according to public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio.

Over the first few days of the week, agrarian associations in Greece will hold meetings in several places to decide when and where they will participate in the protests.

In the northern Greek city of Serres, there will be a symbolic occupation of the offices of the treasury, BNR said.

If by Wednesday January 25, more than 350 tractors can be gathered, the Greek-Bulgarian border checkpoint of Promachanos – Kulata will be blocked.

In some areas, farmers have refused to participate in border blockades, the report said.

The Greek government is continuing negotiations and has promised to meet some of the demands, but only if roads remain open.

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