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'Moment of truth' in Greek turmoil over economy

Greece is being hit by a 24-hour public transport strike in the latest protest against government austerity measures.

The government has toughened its measures, cutting pensions further and suspending more civil servant posts.

It says this must be done to receive a vital 8bn-euro (£6.9bn) tranche of aid.

The BBC's Gavin Hewitt says the country is facing a "moment of truth" in its long running saga of financial turmoil.

  • 22 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe