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 153-128 in the 300-member 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 153-128 in the 300-member 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 black-clad 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 154-141 vote late on Wednesday. A second vote on the bill's articles will be held on Thursday in the 300-member Parliament....
  • Greece passes austerity bill, public outraged June 30, 2011

    Greeks criticise the five-year 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...