The Greeks are facing the Abyss

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A homeless man from from Thessaloniki begs and sleeps on the street of Athens. The continuing recession and repeated austerity measures has visibly increased the amount of beggars on the streets. The Greek parliament is due to hold a key vote on new austerity measures on Wednesday. Both public and private sector unions have scheduled a general strike to coincide with the vote. The measures, including controversial tax hikes, wage reductions and other changes in labor regulations have to be passed if Greece hopes to receive fresh aid for the EU and the IMF.