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Greeks set to protest against budget cuts

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Greek trade unions are organizing major protests against further budget cuts, which will inevitably follow the 130bn-euro bailout deal.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThere are fears of violence during the rallies, as the public mood keeps hardening, reports BBC.

Greece has already carried out a massive austerity programme in return for a loan. However, many people are angry at the grim future prospects.

More confrontations are expected on Wednesday, February 22, over the conditions demanded by the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund.

“Workers in our country refuse to accept the barbarity of the tougher neo-liberal measures that have been extortionately imposed by our creditors. And that is why they will continue and step up their struggle… to block the destruction of our society,” says the GSEE private sector trade union.

BNN already reported, eurozone finance ministers have finally reached an agreement on granting the second bailout for Greece.

“We are making every effort so that a new programme will be a success,” says Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg and chairman of the eurozone finance ministers group.

He adds that they are “fully aware of the significant efforts already made by the Greek citizens”.

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