www.euronews.net A 24-hour general strike brought Greece to a standstill on Wednesday amid continued protests against government spending cuts. Athens has agreed on tougher austerity measures with its international lenders: the so-called troika of the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the IMF. Public sector cuts and a wave of privatisations form part of Greek efforts to trim its budget deficit and receive the next slice of emergency funding of 8 billion euros.
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