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Greece: New 48 hour strike over spending cuts

Workers in Greece have begun a 48 hour general strike as the country's parliament prepares to vote on sweeping new austerity measures.

They are taking the action ahead of a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels at the weekend which will consider ways of tackling the debt crisis in the Eurozone.

The BBC's Chris Morris said it was not just public sector workers who were striking.

  • 19 Oct 2011
  • From the section Europe