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Den greske statsministeren varsler drastiske kutt for å få bukt med underskuddet på budsjettet og statsgjelden. Det gjelder nasjonens overlevelse, sa George Papandreou. Hellas skylder 300 milliarder euro og står i fare for å gå samme vei som Island.

George Papandreou said the planned cuts would include a 10% cut in both social security spending, and overall government operating expenditures.
Calling for national unity, he vowed to reduce Greece’s public deficit from the current 12% to under 3% by 2013.
He also announced a 90% tax on the bonuses of senior bank workers.

«We must change or sink,» said Mr Papandreou, in a speech to business and union leaders.
He added that Greece had «lost every trace of credibility» and the country had to «move immediately to a new social deal».
Indicating that some spending cuts would be painful, he said that «we must all lose our comfort».

Hvordan vil grekerne reagere? Vil de finne seg i innstrammingene? Vil partiene samarbeide for å få vedtatt sparepakken? De konservative er villige, men venstresiden sier nei. Hva vil fagforeningene gjøre?

Greece’s government unveils major spending cuts