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Greek truckers stage roads protest

Truck drivers have blocked traffic on Greece's two busiest motorways outside Athens, to protest at a government overhaul of labour market rules.

The truckers, protesting for a tenth day, sealed off the motorways minutes after parliament voted in favour of legislation to scrap restricted licensing rules for truck drivers.

Greece has promised to reform its labour market as part of austerity measures agreed in return for 110 billion euro (£93bn) in rescue loans from European countries and the International Monetary Fund.


From Belfast Telegraph