Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Liberation 18
Sayyed Nasrallah: US-Gulf Sanctions Ineffective, Confident of Victory in any Coming War Egypt, Ethiopia Fail to Reach Breakthrough in Dam Negotiations Intriguing Gold Coin, Other Treasures Uncovered in Egypt US House Okays Motion Opposing Attack on Iran Reform in Reverse in Saudi Arabia Champs League Final: Madrid, Liverpool Fans Gather in Kiev Struggling in Parliament, German Far Right Takes to Streets Why Trump’s Small-Handed Plan to Strangle Iran Will Fail South Korea Relieved About Trump-Kim Summit Revival Efforts «Israeli» Court Approves Razing West Bank Bedouin Village #Ethiopia Releasing #British National Detained in 2014 Sayyed #Nasrallah: Among the brother MPs in the ‘Loyalty to the Resistance bloc’, we chose Hassan #Fadlallah to follow up the file against #corruption Sayyed #Nasrallah: Our fight against #corruption is a serious and major battle, and it completes what happened in the 2000 #liberation Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Hezbollah didn’t and will not demand having one of the so-called sovereign ministerial portfolios Sayyed #Nasrallah: There are parties with whom we may disagree strategically, but nothing prevents from cooperating with them in fighting #corruption Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #Moroccan foreign minister has not offered any evidence to his #Iranian counterpart backing his accusations Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Hezbollah will not put forward a candidate to head any of #Lebanon’s key ministries Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Terrorism lists won’t delay formation of #Lebanese government Sayyed #Nasrallah: When they face popular #resistance, they will not be able to defeat it Sayyed #Nasrallah: Blacklisting #Hezbollah aims at scaring the allies and pushing them away from the resistance and also at drying up the #resistance's funding sources and they've been seeking this since the #1990s
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Europe » Greece

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Greek Parliament Approves Bailout after All-Night Debate
Local Editor

Greece's parliament on Friday approved the country's third international bailout after an all-night debate, hours ahead of a critical meeting by European finance ministers.

Greekce's Parliament

A majority of 222 lawmakers approved the 400-page document over 64 who voted against and 11 abstentions.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier urged the chamber to approve the deal "to assure the country's ability to survive and keep on fighting."

Over 40 lawmakers from Tsipras' radical leftist Syriza party including ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and other senior cadres refused to support the three-year deal, a factor which the PM had previously warned would force him to call early elections.

Greece's parliament had to approve the deal before the Eurogroup of finance ministers meets later Friday in Brussels to decide whether to rubber stamp the 85-billion-euro [$94-billion] rescue plan.

Tsipras said Friday that failure to ratify the deal would enable Germany to push forward its proposal for a bridging loan, which he described as "a return to a crisis without end".

Facing down party critics who reject the austerity-heavy agreement, the 41-year-old PM declared: "I do not regret... choosing a compromise over the heroic dance of Zalongo," referring to a notorious 19th-century mass suicide in northern Greece when a group of women and children jumped to their deaths rather than submit to the cruel Ottoman governor Ali Pasha.

Athens needed to unlock bailout funds before a 3.4-billion-euro repayment to the European Central Bank falls due on August 20.

The vote was originally slated for late Thursday, but was held up by procedural wrangling from hardline parliament chief Zoe Constantopoulou, who termed the bailout unconstitutional.

"Every corner and beauty of Greece is being sold... the government is giving the keys to the troika along with sovereignty and national assets," she said, referring to the country's creditors -- the EU, the ECB and the International Monetary Fund.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

14-08-2015 | 13:08


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top