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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Strict Greek Frugality, Workers Not Agree

Greek government and parliament to make savings proposal for a new debt running at 12 billion euros from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, groups of workers do not agree. According to them, if the proposal is approved, the tax burden jumped to 9.4 billion U.S. dollars. Because of the reasons why workers would hold a mass strike. The strike will be made ​​when the parliament to seek the plan. The workers will be gathered at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens, not far from the parliament building. They then planned to besiege the parliament building in an effort to prevent members of parliament to intervene.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister George Papandreou is working to pass new policies as part of the requirements to get a bailout package of the European Union and the IMF. However, Papandreou seems to face the problem of internal party supporters in parliament.

A member of parliament from the party that supports the government's conduct SUPPLY defection. Thus, SUPPLY now has only 155 seats of the 300 parliamentary seats. In addition, at least one member of parliament from the Socialist Party threatened to oppose program cuts and privatization of state assets.

"All Greeks, especially the younger generation, ask us to fight tooth and nail. This is a struggle to avoid bankruptcy which will determine the future of this country," said government spokesman, George Petatolis.

"We are now fighting for a common interest in a most crucial period in the history of modern democracy of this country," added Petatolis.