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Greek banks will reopen on Monday

Greek banks will reopen on Monday, a senior banker has told Reuters.

It comes after the European Central Bank decided to increase emergency funding.

Banks have been closed since June 29 after Athens imposed capital controls. "They will open on Monday," the banker said.

The ECB on Thursday increased the cap on emergency funding Greek lenders can draw from the domestic central bank by 900 million euros.

Greek vote: 229 in favour and 64 against

A controversial bailout package was passed with 229 votes, 64 votes against it and six abstentions.

Ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and the current Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, Deputy Labour Minister Dimitris Stratoulis and speaker of parliament Zoe Constantopoulou all voted against the deal.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos. Credit: Reuters


Tsipras: 'We don't believe in it, but we're forced to adopt it'

Greece' Prime Minister has made a last ditch appeal to parliament asking for support of the tough package of bailout measures imposed by European partners.

Alexis Tsipras told lawmakers there was no alternative, even though he disagreed with the measures.

"We don't believe in it, but we are forced to adopt it," he said.


Footage shows Greek protesters hurling petrol bombs

New footage shows protesters hurling petrol bombs at riot police outside the Greek parliament in Athens.

The clashes come as MPs inside the building prepare to vote on a bailout package that would see the country forced to impose a new range of austerity measures.

Police responded with tear gas, sending hundreds of people running from the square and ending the brief violence.

At least 31 protesters have been detained following the clashes, while there are no reports of any serious injuries.

Greek riot police fend off petrol bombs during protests

Riot police have been pictured tackling petrol bombs thrown at them by protesters as violence erupted outside the Greek parliament.

Greek riot police battle flames in Athens. Credit: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
Police fired tear gas back in an effort to control the crowds. Credit: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
The clashes took place outside the Greek parliament in Athens. Credit: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Greece: Violent clashes outside parliament ahead of vote

Protesters and riot police have clashed in a square outside Greece's parliament ahead of a debate on a bailout package for the country.

Petrol bombs were thrown at officers by a small number of anti-austerity demonstrators, while tear gas appeared to fired in an effort to disperse crowds.

The clashes follow peaceful protests earlier in the day over the additional austerity measures due to be included in the deal with Greece's international creditors.

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