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Greek parliament approves more bailout reforms despite protests


ATHENS Greece's parliament on Monday passed a swathe of reforms demanded by international lenders in exchange for fresh bailout funds, a success for the government but a blow to thousands of people protesting outside. | Video


Thousands of Greeks protest over right to strike, hitting hospitals, transport and shipping 12 Jan 2018

ATHENS Thousands of Greek protesters marched in central Athens on Friday against new reforms, including restrictions on the right to strike, that parliament is set to approve next week in return for bailout funds. | Video

Low Greek bond yields are justifiable, euro zone bailout fund says 12 Jan 2018

LONDON It is justifiable that Greek government bond yields are close to their lowest level in years given the structural reforms and budgetary measures the debt-laden nation has implemented, a board member of the euro zone's bailout fund said.

Greek court to consider approval of Hellenikon tourist project late this month 10 Jan 2018

ΑΤΗΕΝS Greece's top administrative court will consider on Jan. 29 whether to give the go ahead for a luxury resort project on a disused Athens airport, that is a key part of the government's privatisation programme.


Greek government applies for cancellation of asylum granted to Turkish soldier 30 Dec 2017

ISTANBUL The Greek government said on Saturday that it had filed a request for the cancellation of the asylum granted to a Turkish soldier accused of involvement in last year's coup attempt.


The lipstick effect - Greeks discover need to pamper in crisis 27 Dec 2017

ATHENS Eva Vorlioti, a divorced mother of two, was forced to move back in with her parents to make ends meet during Greece's debt crisis. While she cannot change the past, she is trying to efface one of its reminders: Her wrinkles. | Video


Greece's creditors need to clarify any post-bailout support, says central bank 21 Dec 2017

ATHENS Greece's foreign creditors need to clarify whether the country will benefit from a support programme after its bailout expires next August, its central bank said on Thursday.


Greek lawmakers approve 2018 budget, government says last under bailout 19 Dec 2017

ATHENS Greek lawmakers on Tuesday approved by majority the country's 2018 budget, which the government said would be the last under bailout terms which have held the country in a stranglehold of austerity for eight years.


ECB sued over decision to freeze help to Greek banks during crisis 18 Dec 2017

FRANKFURT Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and a German parliamentarian are suing the European Central Bank to gain access to a document underpinning the ECB's decision to freeze vital funding to Greek banks in 2015.


Greeks call strike over austerity and bailout reforms 14 Dec 2017

ATHENS Greeks walked off the job on Thursday in a nationwide strike protesting against austerity measures and reforms the leftist-led government has agreed with the country's bailout lenders.