Greece is having to make cuts and reforms to appease creditors, who are bailing out the debt ridden country for a third time, to the tune of 86 billion Euros.
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Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike.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 creditors have concluded a first round of fresh bailout inspections to assess reforms. Even if deadlines are met, a shattered economy and battered public trust will linger behind, says Anthee Carassava.
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has said his country is no longer in danger of Grexiting - leaving the EU - and is seeing an inward investment boom. He said he is hopeful after nine years of recession, but questions remain.
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