ATHENS, June 30 Greek Finance Minister Evangelos
Venizelos welcomed parliament's approval on Thursday of the
implementation bill for a 28 billion package of austerity
measures required under an EU/IMF bailout.
Approval of the measures clears the way for Eurogroup
finance ministers to approve release of a vital 12 billion euro
loan tranche which Greece urgently needs to stave off
"I am very satisfied because now I can go to Eurogroup
strengthened by a vote of confidence and two approved bills,"
Venizelos told Reuters, referring to Sunday's meeting of finance
"We can now move to the next stage of finding a viable
solution," he said.
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; editing by James Mackenzie)