All posts tagged euro zone

  • Euro zone ministers endorse Greek bailout
    August 15, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Eurozone finance ministers in Brussels have approved the first $29-billion payment of a $93-billion bailout deal for Greece after the Greek Parliament approved the package earlier Friday. Eurogroup chairman Jeroen […]

  • Greek government gears up for crucial prior action vote
    July 22, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The Greek Prime Minister is feeling the political weight on his shoulders ahead of Wednesday’s vote of prior actions in parliament where he stands to lose more rebel Syriza MPs. […]

  • Banks finally open in Greece
    July 20, 2015, by VOANews

    Banks in cash-strapped Greece opened Monday for the first time in three weeks.  Bank customers will be allowed to make a single withdrawal of 420 euro ($455) a week, instead […]

  • Greek parliament OKs austerity plan
    July 16, 2015, by VOANews

    The Greek parliament approved a package of tough reforms demanded by the country’s creditors in return for a bailout. The vote early on Thursday was 229-64. The ruling Syriza party […]

  • Street protests erupt as Greek lawmakers debate austerity plan
    July 15, 2015, by VOANews

    Greek anti-austerity demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails at police in front of the country’s parliament building Wednesday, just as lawmakers began debate on tough demands by Athens’ international lenders in exchange [… ...

  • Greece gets reprieve but difficulties far from over
    July 14, 2015, by Mil Arcega of VOANews

    Following marathon negotiations over several days, European leaders announced a tentative agreement Monday to provide Greece with another bailout, its third in five years – and ensure the country remains […]