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Greek parliament approves controversial new bailout measures

Greek lawmakers on Sunday adopted fresh cuts and tax hikes ahead of Tuesday`s Eurogroup meeting expected to unlock much-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden country.

May 23, 2016, 01:05 AM IST
Greek parliament approves controversial pension, tax reforms

Greek parliament approves controversial pension, tax reforms

Greek lawmakers have adopted a controversial package of pension cuts and tax hikes despite mass public opposition, bowing to creditor demands in a bid to unlock the next tranche of badly-needed bailout funds.

May 09, 2016, 21:11 PM IST

Greek Parliament votes for Tsipras government

The Greek parliament passed a vote of confidence in favour of the second government of Alexis Tsipras.

Oct 08, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Greece rebels form new party ahead of snap polls

 Rebels from Greece`s Syriza party on Friday formed a breakaway parliamentary group after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, paving the way for the crisis-hit country`s fourth election in three years.

Aug 22, 2015, 03:01 AM IST

ECB, Eurogroup give Greece breathing space after Athens vote

Eurozone ministers approved the launch of Greece bailout talks and the ECB boosted its cash lifeline to the crisis-hit country Thursday after lawmakers in Athens grudgingly passed a tough reform package demanded by creditors.

Jul 16, 2015, 23:31 PM IST

Greek parliament vote satisfies bailout deal terms: EU

"The authorities have legally implemented the first set of four measures agreed at the eurosummit in a timely and overall satisfactory manner," spokeswoman Annika Breidthardt told reporters.

Jul 16, 2015, 17:36 PM IST

Anti-austerity protesters rally at Greek parliament

Several hundred anti-austerity protesters, chanting slogans against the European Union and IMF, rallied near parliament in Athens on Sunday as a deepening crisis forced Greece`s leftist government to announce capital controls on the banking system.

Jun 29, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

Greek parliament approves referendum on bailout terms: Assembly

A proposed referendum on the latest offer of a deal made to Greece by its EU-IMF creditors was approved by a majority in the Greek parliament late Saturday night, according to the assembly`s count.

Jun 28, 2015, 07:01 AM IST

Tsipras, addressing parliament, calls for `emphatic no` to creditor proposals

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called in a speech to parliament Saturday for an "emphatic no to the ultimatum" issued by the country`s creditors in a bailout referendum proposed by his government for July 5.

Jun 28, 2015, 05:25 AM IST

Greece votes to grant citizenship to immigrants` children

The Greek parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of a law to grant citizenship to immigrants` children who were born and raised in Greece, an issue unresolved for generations.

Jun 25, 2015, 01:11 AM IST

EU to tell Greece time, patience running out

Euro zone leaders will tell Greece on Thursday that time and patience are running out for its leftist-led government to implement agreed reforms to avert a looming cash crunch that could force it out of the single currency.

Mar 19, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

Greece protests to Germany over Schaeuble comments: official

Greece protested Thursday to Germany over comments by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble deemed "condescending" towards his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis, an official said.

Mar 12, 2015, 20:13 PM IST

Greek parliament to vote on social reform bills Friday

Greece is going ahead with reform measures in defiance of its bailout obligations, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calling Tuesday for parliament to vote on a series of social reform bills at the end of the week.

Feb 17, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

Eurozone ministers push bailout extension for Greece

Eurozone ministers on Monday said a solution was near to avert a fresh crisis over Greek public finances, despite a fight over the government`s budget estimates that EU-IMF creditors believe are too optimistic.

Dec 08, 2014, 18:42 PM IST

Countdown to Greek budget vote pits optimists against creditors

Tension mounted Sunday during the countdown to the Greek parliament`s vote on a 2015 budget that has brought Athens into conflict with international creditors financing the country`s bailout.

Dec 08, 2014, 02:30 AM IST

Greek parliament lifts immunity of four more right-wing MPs

The Greek parliament Wednesday lifted the immunity of four more Golden Dawn (GD) legislators who face charges for participating in a criminal organisation, as the crackdown against the ultra-right party continues.

Apr 30, 2014, 20:00 PM IST

Greek Parliament cracks down on Golden Dawn MPs

Greece`s Parliament on Wednesday lifted the legal immunity of three MPs from the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party who are facing charges of belonging to a criminal organisation.

Oct 16, 2013, 19:31 PM IST

Greece adopts bill to cut 15,000 civil servant jobs

The Greek parliament has voted to adopt a law that provides for the dismissal of 15,000 civil servants as part of austerity measures imposed by the country's international creditors.

Apr 29, 2013, 12:57 PM IST

Anger in Greece as parliament to vote on bailout

Greek lawmakers will vote this weekend on a controversial austerity bill that Athens needs to avoid a messy default but which is fuelling a domestic political and social crisis that has brought thousands of Greeks out on the streets in protest.

Feb 11, 2012, 10:52 AM IST

Greece drafts bailout text for parties as talks inch forward

Safe haven German government bond futures reversed gains on news of progress in the talks, while the euro also rose against the dollar.

Feb 07, 2012, 22:49 PM IST

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