New data shows that Greece far exceeded its creditors demands for budget savings last year, presenting a strong case for unlocking more bailout funds. So far about 245 billion euros have gone to the country, with Germany footing most of the bill.
Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike.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.
A 29-year-old parcel-bomb suspect has been arrested by Greek police probing intimidation of European figures involved in Greece's financial bailouts. In May, Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos was wounded.
Greece and its creditors have come to a compromise after showdown talks over the latest bailout package in Malta, according to reports. It means Athens will be able to receive a second tranche from the 2015 agreement.
The International Monetary Fund has announced another financial boost for Greece in support of making the crisis-hit country's debt more sustainable, but continues to insist on a debt cut from the EU.
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