In Athens, protesters came out against the government's adoption of new austerity measures, after the Greek parliament agreed to cut 15,000 state jobs and implement new taxes.
On Monday, Greece exits the third and final bailout program of a nine-year debt crisis that has chopped around a quarter off the country's economy. DW looks back at key moments from Greece's traumatic decade.
Debt relief measures for Greece, agreed by the EU in June, have been estimated to cost €34 billion, a German daily reports. The package gave Athens a 15-year deferral in loan repayments and interest.
Government plans for a new wave of austerity measures later this summer sparked the workers' revolt. Greece has been mired in a debt crisis since 2009, and the end of the third international bailout is looming.
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.
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