10/02/12 14:13 CET
| updated xx mn ago
| updated at xx
Another wave of protests has erupted in Greece as the government cannot seem to please the people or the eurozone finance ministers.
There were angry scenes in Athens on Friday as protesters threw missiles at police during the first day of another general strike – this time for 48 hours.
The coalition government thought it had made an deal with the troika of IMF and EU negotiators that would allow the release of the 130 billion euro rescue package.
However, the administration’s agreement to austerity measures that would reduce the minimum wage, pensions and cut public sector jobs is not enough.
People already fed up may have to brace themselves for even harsher austerity as the troika demand Greece find a further 325 million euros in savings.
- 1Italian actor Bud Spencer dies at 86
- 2What will Brexit mean for EU migrants to the UK and British expats?
- 3Lionel Messi retires from international football
- 4Paris and Berlin agree on a strategy following Britain’s shock exit vote
- 5Iceland’s new President Gudni Johannesson off to France for the football
Latest world news
US college basketball loses coaching legend: Pat Summitt dies, aged 64
IKEA recalls millions of chests and dressers following link to children’s deaths
France: deadly fire engulfs chemical plant near Lyon
Dozens are killed and wounded in multiple suicide bomb attacks on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport
Thousands protest in France as Senate approves controversial labour law
Wires > News
- 01:19 CET Dutch PM Rutte wants ‘binding’ assurances over EU’s Ukraine deal
- 01:18 CET As Duterte takes over in Philippines, police killings stir fear
- 00:15 CET Italy, Netherlands propose split U.N. Security Council seat for…
- 00:12 CET Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in U.S. presidential race -…
- 00:09 CET Canada presses China over reports of Hong Kong visa clamp down
- 23:44 CET Exclusive – Trump supporters more likely to view blacks…
- 23:11 CET Women subjected to torture by Mexican police, armed forces – report
- 23:01 CET Emergency call log details horror of Orlando nightclub shooting