Workers in Greece began a two-day strike on Tuesday, bringing public transportation and other services to a halt ahead of parliament's Wednesday vote on a new round of spending cuts and tax hikes. The austerity measures are expected to narrowly pass, allowing the country to get another dose of bailout money from the European Union to help Athens avoid defaulting on its government debt. Protesters, however, say the belt-tightening is only making the economy worse and putting more Greeks out of work.
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