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Continued: Germany's Schaeuble visits Greece amid massive security, dismisses talk of new debt write-off

  • Article by: DEREK GATOPOULOS , Associated Press
  • Last update: July 18, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Parliament late Wednesday narrowly approved new austerity measures, demanded by rescue creditors, which will mean mass firings and transfers of workers in Greece's bloated public sector. Unions responded with a new round of large protests.

Several hundred striking municipal workers held a peaceful afternoon rally in Athens after Schaeuble's departure, chanting "Schaeuble out, IMF out."

Tsipras' left-wing Syriza party had described the police's banning of demonstrations during the visit as "fascist and undemocratic."

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