Greek parliament approves budget
12 November 2012 Last updated at 01:01 GMT
The Greek parliament has approved the country's 2013 budget, a package of cuts and austerity measures seen as vital to the government's efforts to persuade international creditors to unlock fresh bailout funds.
The approval, which secured a comfortable majority, comes just days after a separate package of spending cuts and tax hikes over the next two years scraped through the 300 member parliament with a far narrower majority.
This latest vote paves the way for the payment of some $40bn of bailout funds to Greece.
Mark Lowen reports.