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More transport disruption in Greece


Public transport in Greece is being disrupted today and tomorrow, as unions continue their protest against government austerity measures.

The strike is hitting intercity trains as well as the metro and buses in Athens. Air traffic is not affected.

The unions oppose cuts brought in to bring financial stability to the national railway company, whose debts total 10 billion euros.

In an attempt to haul the country back from the brink of bankruptcy the Greek government agreed tough measures in exchange for a multi-billion euro international loan.

The new cabinet is to hold its first full meeting at the end of the week following yesterday’s government reshuffle.

Prime Minister George Papandreou left his finance minister in place but switched several others around to try to improve the handling of the
debt crisis.

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