Greek Parliament ratifies economy measures

Greek MPs has approved strict economy measures, BBC reports. Eurozone creditors made it the condition for the allocation of a billion-strong assistance pack.

Some of the members of the ruling left-wing party SYRIZA voted contra.

Greece will have to enhance economy measures in order to get €86 million from creditors. In particular, it will be necessary to increase taxes and the pension age.

Opponents of the agreement organized mass protest actions in Athens streets. Trade unions of civil servants, municipal workers and drugstore owners went on strike.

Besides Greece, the Parliaments of several other eurozone states including Germany will have to ratify the agreement.

The suggested measures will not help solve the problem of Greek debts anyway, the IMF announced in a report published on Tuesday.

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