New strikes paralyze Athens

New strikes paralyze Athens. Workers in the public transport started 24-hour strikes today, while the government is preparing for final voting of the anti-crisis budget.

Employees in the public sector will today cease work for about three hours and will gather for a protest outside the Parliament, until MPs discuss the draft budget, which provides for cut in expenses by EUR 6 billion in order to reduce the budgetary deficit under 7,4% of GDP.

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