Greece's Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, has called for more time to implement tough spending cuts and reforms, ahead of talks on its bailout. Mr Samaras seen here attending a previous meeting will address the fact that The European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have provided Greece with two tranches of bailout funding worth €240bn (€190bn), on the condition that the country fulfils its pledge to deliver a series of public spending cuts.
To hit the targets, the Greek government plans to freeze civil servant pay, introduce taxes on wealthy estates, and increase tobacco and alcohol levies by 20%.These planned cuts have led to widespread protests from the police ,this man added his voice to the protest. Speaking in Spanish he said
"We are protesting against the policy of the government of the Popular Party, against the series of cuts in the public sector in general and in the Spanish Police in particular.
This action follows the announcement of other cost saving measures in the health and education sector and a controversial labour reform law which makes it easier to fire workers. So these protests on top of the economic woes, place Greece in a very precarious position.
Written and Presented by Ann Salter