Greece’s 2014 budget approved

The Greek parliament approved the government’s budget for the next financial year in the early hours of yesterday morning, with a razor-thin majority in the country’s parliament. Just 153 MPs voted for the package, out of 300, giving Prime Minister Antonis Samaras just enough backing to go ahead with €3bn (£2.51bn) of further cuts. The budget also projects growth of 0.6 per cent next year, which would end the country’s six-year recession.