October 20, 2011 / 6:25 PM / 8 years ago

Greek parliament gives final approval to austerity law

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers gave on Thursday final approval for an austerity law cutting wages and hiking taxes, crucial for the country to receive a next batch of bailout funds and avoid bankruptcy.

All but one of the ruling Socialist PASOK party’s deputies voted in favor of all the provisions in the law, despite two days of violent anti-austerity protests outside parliament.

Reporting by Harry Papachristou and Renee Maltezou

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