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Greek deputy minister resigns over crucial milk reform

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Greece's deputy minister in charge of rural development and food said on Saturday he has resigned over new milk regulations included in an omnibus bill of reforms required by the debt-hit country's lenders.  

Farmers wave Greek flags during a protest against government tax policies in central Athens on February 19, 2014

Maximos Charakopoulos, also a MP of the New Democracy ruling party, in his resignation statement criticised the Ministry of Development for proceeding with new regulations about the shelf-life of fresh milk without the consent of his food ministry.

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