Latest update: 23/04/2010
Athens at a standstill as Greeks go on strike
Greece has gone on strike for the fourth time this year, in protest at harsh cost-cutting measures proposed by the Government. Athens wants to increase taxes, cut public sector wages and freeze pensions to try to pull Greece out of its financial crisis. New figures show the Greek budget deficit for 2009 was higher than was previously thought, standing at 13.6%.