Greek parliament approves austerity measures amid protests

15:42, June 30, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Protesters clash with policemen during an anti-austerity rally in Athens June 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Greek parliament approved a new austerity measures package on Wednesday, amidst a nationwide general strike and mass protests outside the building which turned into extensive violent clashes between demonstrators and anti-riot police in central Athens.

The bill was passed with 155 votes in the 300-member assembly, in a crucial new test for the socialist government and for the debt-ridden economy which has been at the brink of default over the past year.

Source: Xinhua

【1】 【2】

  Weekly review  


  • Do you have anything to say?
  • Greek parliament approves austerity measures amid protests
  • Lindsay Lohan free from house arrest after 35 days
  • National Arts Festival of South Afirca kicks off
  • Predictable nominations of Teen Choice 2011 announced
  • Denise Richards adopts newborn
  • Djokovic into semis at Wimbledon