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EU welcomes approval of 2011 budget by Greek parliament

Δημοσίευση 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 13:22 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
EU welcomes approval of 2011 budget  by Greek parliament
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European Union officials on Thursday welcomed the ratification, by a majority of MPs in the Greek Parliament, of the 2011 budget and the fiscal consolidation measures included in the legislation.

European Union officials on Thursday welcomed the ratification, by a majority of MPs in the Greek Parliament, of the 2011 budget and the fiscal consolidation measures included in the legislation.

“We welcome the fulfilment of Greece’s international obliga-tions,” Christina Arrigo, a representative of the European Commission, told reporters.

A vote just after midnight on Wednesday saw approval of next year's closely watched budget. Ruling PASOK party deputies voted in favour, while all opposition parties’ deputies voted against the budget plan.