Greek Lawmakers Approve New Bailout Austerity Measures
In a vote that happened after midnight, Greek lawmakers approved new austerity measures required as a part of a nearly $100 billion bailout deal.By Christian Bryant, Steven Sparkman | July 15, 2015
Greek lawmakers gave a reluctant "yes" to further austerity measures as part of a nearly $100 billion bailout package from the European Union.
The approval from the Greek Parliament came after a debate that lasted well past midnight. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras battled some within his own party to earn enough votes to pass the measures — which he previously opposed.