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Second austerity bill before Greek parliament

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The Greek government will present the second of two bills to parliament outlining the austerity cuts needed to secure £96bn ($146bn) worth of bailout loans.

The Socialist Party's 10-seat majority means it can rush through a vote by the end of the week.

But that may mean turning a deaf ear to public sector workers' unions which have begun a 48-hour strike.

Malcolm Brabant reports.

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