Strike brings Athens Metro to a standstill, streets gridlocked

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The Athens Metro came to a standstill on Thursday when workers in the Greek capital began a 24-hour strike to oppose the possible privatisation of the rail operator.

The strike disrupted the daily commute for thousands of Athenians and caused gridlock on streets leading to the city centre.

Metro workers are protesting the transfer of Attiko Metro operator and other state-owned enterprises to a sovereign wealth fund set up under the latest international bailout with the EU and the IMF.

Proceeds from the fund, known as the Hellenic Corporation...


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Strike brings Athens Metro to a standstill, streets gridlocked


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