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Greece: PAME union marches in Athens against new Eurogroup-Greece deal02:17

Greece: PAME union marches in Athens against new Eurogroup-Greece deal

Greece, Athens
April 7, 2017 at 20:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of activists from the 'All Workers Military Front' (PAME) held a protest in central Athens on Tuesday, where they demonstrated against economic and labour reforms that the Eurogroup and Greece have agreed on.

During a rally Alekos Perrakis, a member of the Executive Secretary of PAME stated "We are shouting loudly: Down with the all the measures of the Government, the EU and the monopolies."

The protesters marched from Omonoia Square to the Hellenic Parliament, chanting anti-EU and International Monetary Fund slogans.

According to the head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Greece agreed to repay two percent of GPD in 2019-2020. New austerity measures will include pension cuts and an increase in taxes. Reportedly, these changes will allow Greece to repay €6 billion ($6.3 billion) to the creditors.

Greece: PAME union marches in Athens against new Eurogroup-Greece deal02:17
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Thousands of activists from the 'All Workers Military Front' (PAME) held a protest in central Athens on Tuesday, where they demonstrated against economic and labour reforms that the Eurogroup and Greece have agreed on.

During a rally Alekos Perrakis, a member of the Executive Secretary of PAME stated "We are shouting loudly: Down with the all the measures of the Government, the EU and the monopolies."

The protesters marched from Omonoia Square to the Hellenic Parliament, chanting anti-EU and International Monetary Fund slogans.

According to the head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Greece agreed to repay two percent of GPD in 2019-2020. New austerity measures will include pension cuts and an increase in taxes. Reportedly, these changes will allow Greece to repay €6 billion ($6.3 billion) to the creditors.

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