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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-09-24

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  • [01] Trucks stranded at border

  • [01] Trucks stranded at border

    Thousands of trucks and cars were stranded at the Evzoni border post in Kilkis prefecture, on the Greek-FYROM frontier, due to a nationwide strike by Greek customs staff, as it entered its third day on Wednesday.

    Drivers and passengers who were unaware of the strike have been stranded since Monday morning on the FYROM side of the border post, where triple lines have formed over several kilometers.

    The situation was somewhat less congested on the Greek side of the border, where some 50 trucks were lined up. Tempers flared as many of the truck drivers, who are transporting perishable goods abroad, were appealing to customs staff to make an exception and clear their goods, and allow them through.

    All the customs houses were not in service in Central and Western Macedonia, where shortages have already started appearing chiefly in fresh (perishable) products, while long lines have also formed outside liquid fuel stations, as imported fuels destined for the country's refineries are not being cleared through customs due to the strike.

    In the port of Thessaloniki, only quantities of fuel destined for the Armed Forces, hospitals and public transport are being cleared, while the first shortages in fresh food products (mainly fish and meat) have started to make themselves felt, altough without substantially disrupting the smooth operation of the market. Also, most of the fuel stations in Thessaloniki were still open, with long lines forming for petrol.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo

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