THE Greek government survived a confidence vote but has barely a week to get new austerity measures
passed by parliament to avoid a potential default.
The mood in financial markets was calm after the confidence vote early Wednesday, especially when compared to the firestorm last week when Papandreou's government was teetering on the brink following violent protests against the new austerity measures
Clarifying his proposals on the austerity measures
, Mukherjee said the finance ministry had only made a request to ministers, MPs and officials entitled to executive class travel to take the economy class in domestic flights.
embassy and AIFLD officials were determined to prevent the opposition labor coalition from capitalizing on the unpopularity of the austerity measures
They chanted slogans opposing the troika -- the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank, and the government's implementation of the tough austerity measures
The government will continue to impose austerity measures
even if we generate funds from the oil flow, because the key objective is to reduce dependence on oil.
Following the country's new coalition government, which took power in 2012, Greece adopted fresh austerity measures
demanded by its lenders and outperformed its 2012 fiscal goals.
The country's main unions are protesting over soaring unemployment and the austerity measures
the government is enacting in return for crucial bailout loans.
The center-right government says the new austerity measures
are needed to meet deficit targets stipulated by creditors who gave the country a 78 billion euros bailout two years ago.
MEMBERS of the teachers unions OELMEK, OLTEK and POED protested against austerity measures
, at barriers set up by police, some 60m from parliament's entrance yesterday.
TENS of thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese rallied in the streets of their capitals over the weekend to protest at the enduring economic pain from austerity measures
Portugal: Mass protests in Spain and Portugal, against ever tougher austerity measures
, have ramped up the pressure on Iberian governments struggling to avoid international bailouts.
Unions are gearing up for a fresh wave of industrial action in the coming months over the austerity measures
, including job, pay and pension cuts.
The move marks a climb down for the centre-right coalition government which has single-mindedly concentrated on meeting the goals as justification for harsh austerity measures
which have sent the economy into its worst recession since the 1970s.
Summary: Hundreds of coal miners marched from northern Spain to the centre of Madrid as public discontent over austerity measures