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Venizelos Says Wave of Strikes Aimed at Greece’s Democracy

October 14, 2011

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said strikes by state workers and occupations of state buildings presented a situation of complete lawlessness.

These acts strike at the very heart of democracy, Venizelos told lawmakers in Parliament in Athens today, in comments televised live on state-run Vouli TV. “There are limits,” he said. “The state must operate.”

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