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EU deeply concerned about unemployment in Greece

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  • Postbank workers protest against government privatization plans outside the Finance Ministry during a 24-hour strike in Athens, Wednesday.

      Postbank workers protest against government privatization plans outside the Finance Ministry during a 24-hour strike in Athens, Wednesday.
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The European Commission considers unemployment in Greece a matter of "deep concern," commission spokesman Olivier Bailly said.

"Unprecedented" levels of unemployment, and especially of youth unemployment, are an issue that Greek authorities and the so-called troika of international lenders must address, Bailly told reporters in Brussels today.

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