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Friday, December 15, 2017

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been forced once again to defend a decision by the country’s parliament to approve pension and tax reforms. The changes, which are unpopular with many in Greece, are necessary to unlock more bailout funds from the country’s international creditors. Ahead of the parliamentary vote, anti-austerity protesters lobbed petrol bombs at…

Photo: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session before a vote of tax and pension reforms in Athens, Greece, May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis