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Greece unveils tough measures to help economy recover


Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has announced tough austerity measures aimed at cutting his country's soaring public debt.

Mr Papandreou said a public sector pay freeze and fuel duty increases were essential because the economic crisis was propelling Greece towards a cliff.

The European Commission will meet later on Wednesday to consider his measures.

Michael Brabant reports.


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