> Nobody is denying, nobody doubts that this agreement has difficulties, however, it does open a path in front of us. It is a decisive milestone and that we do not have another bay that review to complete but instead we finally had a comprehensive solution.
ots outside Greece's Parliament on Thursday night, as just inside the safety of those walls, lawmakers prepare to pass new austerity measures they hope will convince the country's creditors to release more of its economic bailout fund. The vote passing just before midnight and includes cuts to pensions and a larger tax burden within three years.
Although, the legislation also promises to cut taxes where individuals and businesses certain targets are met later. The violence was done by a smaller group that split off from a rally of about 10000 peaceful protesters opposed to the measures. The city has been disrupted for days. On Wednesday, thousands of Greeks from teachers to lawyers walked off their jobs to join the demonstrations.
The leftist government backing the austerity says it's now up to its international lenders to uphold their end of the bargain.>>
>> Parliament's decision comes just days before the finance ministers from some of those lenders in Europe convene in Brussels. Greece has already received some $288 billion in bailout money since 2010, the release of another 8 billion now at stake.