Thousands of public service workers protested again in Athens. Later on Wednesday, parliament is expected to vote on unpopular plans to cut thousands of public sector jobs.
The dispute between Greece and its neighbor Macedonia over the latter's name is still very much alive. The long-running quarrel can take on very nationalistic overtones, as Jannis Papadimitriou describes from Athens.
Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike. Airlines also warn of cancellations and delays.
Greece's once record jobless rate of 27 percent may have dropped seven points since the start of the financial crisis, but nearly six in 10 people are stuck in a market dominated by part-time, on-and-off jobs.
Greece's parliament has voted to approve a package of reforms demanded by the country's international lenders in return for fresh bailout funds. But many Greeks turned out to protest against the measures.
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