Buffeted once again by protests on the streets outside, Greece’s parliament has voted — by a razor thin margin — to cut pensions and increase taxes ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels Monday.
At the meeting, Eurozone finance ministers will again debate whether to provide financial support to the beleaguered country.
Late Sunday evening, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ coalition passed pension and tax reforms, which cover the majority of a €5.4 billion ($6.15B) package of austerity measures requested by creditors. A slim majority of lawmakers, 153 of 296, voted in favor of the bill.
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