July 17, 2015 / 10:57 AM / 3 years ago

Austrian parliament backs new talks on further Greek aid

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria’s parliament gave its government the mandate to open negotiations on a new bailout program for Greece on Friday.

A majority of lawmakers voted in favor of starting talks on a three-year bailout - Greece’s third in the past five years - worth up to 86 billion euros ($94 billion).

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Louise Ireland

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