Ordinary Greeks fear effects of further cuts

As EU and IMF push for further austerity measures, citizens say they are already suffering.

    With Greece's government being pushed to make more significant cuts on spending, some warn that the current austerity measures that have been passed are already having a dramatic effect on society.

    Many ordinary people, like Despina Koutsoumba of the Civil Servant's Union, have taken large pay cuts and are finding it difficult to make ends meet.

    Aris Violanzis, a clinical psychologist who helps run a suicide hotline, told Al Jazeera that three of every four calls his office receives are from people who note economic concerns among their problems.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Athens.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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