Protesters outside the Greek parliament
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Greek MPs back public sector cuts

The parliament in Greece has narrowly approved a public sector reform bill that will see thousands of people lose their jobs. Protesters could be heard outside parliament as the vote took place.

The parliament in Greece has narrowly approved a public sector reform bill that will see thousands of people lose their jobs.

In a 153-140 vote, MPs backed the bill tied to the country's fresh 6.8bn euros (£5.8bn) of bailout loans, needed to keep Greece afloat.

During the debate thousands of protesters rallied outside the parliament in the capital Athens.

Greece has recently been hit by a series of strikes against the cuts.

Chris Morris reports from Athens.

  • 18 Jul
  • From the section Europe