In grip of protests, coalition searches for ways to lift mood

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With farmers deciding to step up their protests against the government’s pension and tax reforms, there is even more pressure on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to find ways of deflecting the criticism of his coalition and changing the mood.

Farmers have opted to close national roads for longer this week and to descend on Athens on Friday. They plan to camp out at Syntagma Square in front of Parliament for at least the weekend to draw attention to what they believe are unfair levels of tax ...

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