A National Industry in Trouble Greek Olive Grower Squeezed Dry By Crisis

The olive is Greece's leading export and is central to the country's national identity. But olive prices are plummeting amid the crisis and farmers are struggling to stay afloat. SPIEGEL ONLINE visited a farmer on the brink.
Von Jörg Diehl und Ferry Batzoglou
"I love nature, the trees and the olives, but I must be a total fool," says farmer Georgois Nikolaou.

"I love nature, the trees and the olives, but I must be a total fool," says farmer Georgois Nikolaou.

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