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Greek Parliament Approves Details of Austerity Plan

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek parliament has approved the details of its new austerity plan, clearing the way for release of more international aid for the debt-ridden government. Lawmakers in Athens on Thursday voted for the specific measures proposed by Prime Minister George Papandreou in his $40 billion plan to raise taxes, cut spending and sell state-owned assets. […]

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Greek Parliament Prepares for Second Austerity Vote

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police clashed early Thursday with protesters outside parliament ahead of a vote to approve a final austerity bill. The Greek parliament Wednesday approved the first step in sweeping new austerity measures aimed at securing international financing for the debt-ridden nation. Thursday’s parliamentary vote is needed to implement the plan approved Wednesday. The roll-call vote […]

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Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Plan

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police clashed early Thursday with protesters outside parliament ahead of a vote to approve a final austerity bill. The Greek parliament Wednesday approved the first step in sweeping new austerity measures aimed at securing international financing for the debt-ridden nation. Thursday’s parliamentary vote is needed to implement the plan. Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou […]

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Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Plan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Greek parliament has approved the first step in sweeping new austerity measures aimed at securing international financing for the debt-ridden nation. Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou won passage Wednesday of his $40 billion plan to increase taxes, cut spending and sell state-owned assets. The plan was approved on a 155-to-138 vote, a wider than […]

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Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Plan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek parliament has approved the first step in sweeping new austerity measures aimed at securing international financing for the debt-ridden nation. Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou won passage Wednesday of his $40 billion plan to increase taxes, cut spending and sell state-owned assets. The plan was approved on a 155-to-138 vote, a wider than […]

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Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Plan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek parliament has approved the first step in sweeping new austerity measures aimed at securing international financing for the debt-ridden nation. Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou won passage Wednesday of his $40 billion plan to increase taxes, cut spending and sell state-owned assets. Lawmakers voted to pass the legislation as protesters opposed to the […]

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Greek Police, Protesters Clash at Parliament

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes broke out Wednesday between police and protesters trying to surround the Greek parliament, and police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. Workers in Greece are in the second day of a 48-hour general strike, and the country is all but shut down by the protest action, aimed against a new round of national […]

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Greek Police and Protesters Clash A Second Day

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes broke out Wednesday between police and protesters trying to surround the Greek parliament building. Police fired tear gas in an effort to disperse the crowd. Greece is enduring the second day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of a proposed new round of national austerity reforms. The new clashes Wednesday took place as […]

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Greek Workers Protest Austerity Reforms A Second Day

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Greece is enduring the second day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of a new round of national austerity reforms. New clashes Wednesday took place as lawmakers considered Prime Minister George Papandreou’s plan to raise taxes, cut government spending and sell state assets. About 20,000 people had gathered Tuesday in Athens for initially peaceful […]

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Greek Workers Protest New Round of Austerity Reforms

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters clashed with Greek riot police on the streets of Athens Tuesday, the first day of a general strike protesting a new round of national austerity reforms. The clashes took place in front of parliament, where lawmakers are considering Prime Minister George Papandreou’s latest plan to raise taxes, cut government spending and sell […]

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