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Now embattled Greeks face power cuts

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.

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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