AUSTERITY BILL

  • Greece narrowly passes crucial austerity bill November 8, 2012

    Athens: Greece's Parliament passed a crucial austerity bill early on Thursday in a vote so close that it left the coalition government reeling from dissent. The bill, which will further slash pensions and salaries, passed 153128 in the 300member Parliament. It came hours after rioters rampaged outside Parliament during an...
  • Greece narrowly passes crucial austerity bill November 8, 2012

    Athens: Greece's Parliament narrowly passed a crucial austerity bill early Thursday, in a vote that left the coalition government reeling from dissent as it struggles to secure vital bailout funds. The bill, which will further slash pensions and salaries, passed 153128 in the 300member Parliament. It came hours after rioters rampaged...
  • Protest against Greek austerity vote turns violent October 21, 2011

    Athens: Clashes between rival groups of protesters broke out in front of the Greek parliament on Thursday, interrupting a rally by tens of thousands against a tough new package of austerity measures due to be approved later in the evening. Police stood by as hundreds of blackclad youths hurled stones and...
  • New Greece austerity bill gets initial approval October 20, 2011

    Athens: Greek lawmakers have granted initial approval to a new austerity bill whose spending cuts and tax hikes have sparked fury on the streets of Athens. The bill received a 154141 vote late on Wednesday. A second vote on the bill's articles will be held on Thursday in the 300member Parliament....
  • Greece passes austerity bill, public outraged June 30, 2011

    Greeks criticise the fiveyear austerity package in order to get $ 17 billion in additional emergency funds. ...
  • Greece backs austerity despite violent protests June 29, 2011

    Athens: Greece's lawmakers approved a key austerity bill on Wednesday to avert default next month, despite a second day of rioting on the streets of Athens that left dozens of police and protesters injured. The passage of the bill was a decisive step for the country to get the next batch...