A fierce political clash over medicine prices in Greece

PoliticsGreek Politics

Greek Parliament passed an amendment on Wednesday that should lead to the cost of dozens of medicines being lowered but the legislation has proved far more controversial than its content would suggest.

The amendment was backed by 164 of 300 MPs, meaning the coalition also received support from some Democratic Left and independent MPs. SYRIZA, which has been vehemently opposed to the measure, voted against the legislation.

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