Stress and strain for gov't from farmers protests, police appointments

PoliticsGreek Politics

The government is playing the long game with regard to the farmers’ protests against its tax and pension reforms in the hope that differences between the various groups as well as the need to return to the land will lead to the demonstrations fizzling out but this does not mean the coalition is not feeling the toll.

Deputy Transport Minister Panayiotos Sgouridis, an Independent Greeks MP, tendered his resignation late on Wednesday after appearing to suggest in a radio interview that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had knowingly promised farmers things he could not de...

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