Greece has started a nationwide strike in anger at tax and pension reforms required by its EU bailout. Greek’s largest labour union said that the reforms were the ‘last nail in the coffin’ for workers and pensioners after six years of austerity. Greece is awaiting the release of the next tranche of €5 billion, which is overdue after talks faltered over the pace of reforms, in order to pay IMF loans, ECB bonds maturing in July and growing state arrears. The Eurogroup is expected to discuss the stalemate next week.