Greek parliament passes austerity bill

The Greek government has secured enough parliament votes to approve the controversial package of austerity reforms.

The three-party coalition managed to secure the 151 votes needed to win approval for the deeply unpopular package, which includes further spending cuts, tax rises and labour reforms.


Greek unemployment hits 25.4%

Greece's unemployment rate scaled a new record of 25.4 percent in August from a revised 24.8 percent in July, the country's statistics service ELSTAT has said.