About half of Greek households struggle to pay their
mortgages, utility bills and taxes, according to a survey
that showed the risk to government revenue targets posed by growing
More than 90 percent of households suffered a 38
percent fall in income since the Greek debt crisis started in 2009.
People reach out for fresh produce handouts by street fruit and vegetable market stall keepers during a peaceful protest outside the Ministry of Agriculture in Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Farmers complain that their production costs are too high, and want Greece's conservative-led coalition government to reduce the price of fuel, scrap plans to increase taxation on agriculture and cut sales tax on their goods. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Members of a Communist Party-affiliated union demonstrate in solidarity for mobilized ferry crews at Piraeus, the port of Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Greece's conservative-led government used emergency powers late Tuesday to order the strikers back to work after a six-day walkout to protest pay arrears of over six months, benefit cuts and austerity measures. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)