German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due in Athens. Just a day after Greece returned to the international debt market Merkel will hold talks with Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras to discuss the launch of a development bank.
Greece's parliament has voted to approve a package of reforms demanded by the country's international lenders in return for fresh bailout funds. But many Greeks turned out to protest against the measures.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged his cabinet to intensify reform efforts as the eurozone nation heads toward the conclusion of yet another bailout program. Athens insists it needs no further safety net.
Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike. Airlines also warn of cancellations and delays.
Greece's Popular Fighters Group has claimed responsibility for bombing an Athens court and accused the judges of backing harsh austerity measures. "Justice is like a snake. It will only bite those barefoot," they said.
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