Greek parliament approves more austerity measures in bailout bid

Greek parliament approves more austerity measures in bailout bid

The austerity measures, which met protests, will cut family benefits, make it easier for banks and the state to seize property and make it more difficult for workers to strike.

    Police in Greece have fired tear gas at protesters outside parliament – as politicians voted to pass a new round of austerity measures.

    The government says the measures are necessary to graduate from economic oversight.

    The reforms cut family benefits and make it harder for workers to strike.

     

    Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from the Greek capital Athens.

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