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Now embattled Greeks face power cuts

Published 20/06/2011 | 10:53

Greece faces possible power cuts as workers at its main generating company strike to protest at plans to privatise, part of the austerity plans aimed at solving debt problems.

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Unions said blackouts could occur particularly at peak consumption times during the midday heat as people turn on air conditioning units.

The sell-off of state assets in the power company, known by its acronym DEH, is a major part of a the country’s privatisation plan that must be completed by 2015.

The 48-hour rolling strikes came as Greece’s new finance minister, Evangelos Venizelos, met his eurozone colleagues for the second day in Luxembourg.

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