Monday 26 June 2017

Austrian politicians agree to back expansion of €440bn bailout fund

Independent.ie reporters

Austrian policymakers have given the green light for the €440bn bailout fund to be increased as Greece negotiates with EU/IMF/ECB representatives on a new €8bn tranche of money.

Following the vote, Austria guarantees to provide €21.6bn, up from €12.2 bn previously.



Only two right parties opposed the bill with the governing centre-left coalition supported by the Greens.



Only two right-wing parties opposed the bill.



The Austrian vote comes just a day after the German court endorsed the plan.



It needs the backing of all 17 eurozone countries.

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