22nd Oct 2016


Greece hit by power cuts amid strike

Greece was hit by power cuts on Thursday evening when electricity workers began a series of 48-hour strikes against privatisation of the biggest national energy producer, PPC, as requested by the EU and the IMF. The left-wing Syriza party is pushing for a referendum over the plans.

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  2. Juncker hopes for Canada accord in 'next few days'
  3. Romania drops opposition to Ceta
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  5. Brexit could lead to 'some civil unrest' in Northern Ireland
  6. ECB holds rates and continues quantitive easing programme
  7. Support for Danish People's Party drops, poll
  8. Spain's highest court overturns Catalan ban on bullfighting

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