Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

The Little Prince on the big screen

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

At least 3 dead in grenade attack in Bujumbura

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Inequality, sexism and the movie industry

Read more

ENCORE!

Sienna Miller on motherhood, her new movies and Cannes glamour

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

After the Fall of Ramadi, Palmyra: Did the West Underestimate the Jihadists?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrants and Immigrants: A Global Crisis

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Behind the scenes of French gastronomy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Protests continue in Burundi as calls mount for election delay

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi: Nkurunziza delays parliamentary polls as clashes continue

Read more

Europe

Greek tax office workers go on 48-hour strike

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-12-29

Greek tax office workers went on a 48-hour strike Thursday to protest the government's austerity measures. This comes toward the end of the fiscal year, as the government struggles to shore up funds to meet its end of year targets.

AP - Greek tax officials have walked off the job at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest austerity measures that have included salary cuts, as the government struggles to meet revenue targets demanded by the country’s international creditors.

Tax offices shut down Thursday for the last two working days of the year.

On Wednesday, hundreds of Greeks rushed to settle last-minute issues at tax offices ahead of the strike. Many surrendered their car license plates, preferring to take their vehicles off the road rather than pay the increased road tax.

Greece has been struggling economically since May 2010 on multibillion euro rescue loans from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund.

Date created : 2011-12-29

  • Greece

    Greek protesters stage 24-hour general strike

    Read more

  • Greece

    Greece's new government presents austerity budget

    Read more

  • GREECE

    Greek police fire teargas at anti-austerity protesters

    Read more

COMMENT(S)