WHYS 30: Greece and Spain strikes

We go back to where the euro zone crisis began - Greece - where civil servants, teachers, lawyers, sailors, doctors to air traffic controllers are taking part in a 24 hour strike. This is the first general strike since the country's conservative-led coalition government came to power. With a third of Greeks living below the poverty line and anger rife, there is fear of a repeat in violence. The savings are a pre-condition to Greece receiving its next set of bailout funds, without which the country could face bankruptcy in weeks. So why are Greeks still protesting?

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Wed 26 Sep 2012 11:05 GMT
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