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Greek MPs defy protesters, back austerity budget

12.11.12 @ 09:26

  1. By EUOBSERVER

The Greek Parliament backed an austerity budget for 2013 defying 13,000 protesters outside the building on Sunday. The budget, which would cut the country's budget deficit to 5.2%, anticipates a further 4.5% contraction of the Greek economy and an increase in the debt burden to almost 190% of GDP.