Tsipras gets full support in pension and income tax vote, moves on to Eurogroup

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: European Union, Parliament, SYRIZA
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Greek Parliament passed the pension and income tax reform bill entailing 2 percent of GDP in fiscal measures needed to lead to the completion of the first bailout, with all 153 of the government’s MPs backing the legislation.

No major surprises were expected going into the vote. Despite the political sensitivity of the measures, none of the government’s 153 MPs had publicly expressed any clear intention of not voting for the bill. A raft of last-minute amendments, many relat...

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