Athens bans protests for EU meeting

Athens bans protests for EU meeting


Greek police have banned protests in central Athens ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers in the capital.

Demonstrators will be barred from areas including Syntagma Square, the focus of recent anti-austerity protests.

EU finance ministers are expected to sign off the next instalment of Greece’s bailout when they meet in the city later.

Greece, the current chair of the EU presidency, continues to struggle with high debt and unemployment

Discussions at Tuesday and Wednesday’s meetings will include Greece’s austerity programme and market reforms demanded under the terms of its international bailouts.



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