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Greece braces for key vote on fresh austerity measures

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has pleaded with politicians to vote through a fresh round of austerity measures crucial to securing the country's next round of bailout funds.

Parliament will vote on Wednesday on 13.5bn euros ($17.3bn; £10.5bn) of measures, including tax rises and pension cuts.

Greek unions are planning to mass outside parliament in protest.

Brian Milligan reports.

  • 07 Nov 2012
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