Antalya farmer organizations protest Russia's import restrictions by eating tomatoes

Farmer organizations in the southern province of Antalya on Aug. 14 protested Russian officials over their decision to not import fresh fruits and vegetables from Turkey, by eating tomatoes, in a bid to showcase its quality and hormone-free status.

Crackdown on illegal trade at Athens open-air markets

City of Athens authorities have conducted more than 600 inspections as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade of goods and products, seizing over 2.7 tons of fruits and vegetables, and 3,000 contraband items, the municipality said Wednesday.

The majority of the inspections were conducted at open-air markets, and authorities issued a total of 28 fines worth 16,350 euros.

Klaus Regling: This is ‘good moment’ for Greece to consider how to return to markets


Greece should use the time before the end of its adjustment program to think about how to return to the markets, the managing director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Klaus Regling said after the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday.

Fire Breaks Out in London's Camden Market

Ten fire engines and more than 70 firefighters responded to a fire in London's Camden Market, a well-known tourist attraction, early Monday morning, the London Fire Brigade said, reported BBC. 

The blaze was under control by around 3 a.m. local time (10 p.m. ET), the fire service reported, but crews would continue to "damp down" the site into the morning to prevent any re-ignition.

Beijing shopkeepers protest evictions

Over 100 shopkeepers at a popular Beijing market held a rare street protest on June 23 against what they call unreasonable eviction as the Chinese capital seeks to curb population growth.

The crowd gathered outside the entrance of the Beijing Zoo wholesale market in the west of the city, punching their fists in the air and shouting, "Return our money!"