Constantine Michalos
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Greece 'has to stop with austerity'

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

Train, bus and taxi services have been crippled and air traffic controllers will stop work for several hours. There will also be a mass protest of public sector workers later in Athens.

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

But Constantinos Michalos, head of the Athens chamber of commerce and industry, told the BBC the government was going about the problem in the wrong way.

  • 22 Sep 2011
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