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Greece adopts extra austerity measures in bailout bid

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Petrol bombs had been thrown at police exterior parliament in Athens

Greece’s parliament has accepted a brand new bundle of austerity measures wanted to launch the following instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout.

The tax rises and additional cuts to pensions had been sought by Greece’s overseas collectors.

As MPs voted, anti-austerity protesters clashed with police in central Athens.

Eurozone finance ministers meet on Monday to determine if Greece has achieved sufficient to obtain a €7.5bn (£6.4bn; $eight.3bn) mortgage plus debt reduction.

Talking after the vote, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras mentioned Greece had met its commitments on reforms and now anticipated lenders to conform to debt reduction.

“It is their [the lenders’] flip to fulfil their commitments, similar to we did,” he advised reporters.

“We deserve and we anticipate from Monday’s Eurogroup a choice regulating debt reduction which can correspond to the sacrifices of the Greek individuals.”

About 10,000 individuals took half within the protests exterior parliament, with a small group breaking away to confront police.

Hooded youths threw petrol bombs at officers who responded with tear gasoline.

Figures launched earlier this week confirmed that Greece had fallen again into recession for the primary time since 2012.

The nation’s gross home product (GDP) fell by zero.1% within the first three months of the 12 months after shrinking by 1.2% within the closing quarter of 2016, the Eurostat figures confirmed.

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