Greek lawmakers approved pension cuts and tax hikes on Thursday sought by the country's lenders to unlock vital financial aid, as angry demonstrators protested outside parliament over new austerity, the latest since the country plunged into crisis seven years ago.
The leftist-led government hopes that legislating the measures, four days before euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels, will convince its lenders to release a 7.5 billion euro (6.44 billion pounds) bailout tranche and grant it further debt relief.
It is now up to the lenders to make good their promises, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told journalists.
"We deserve and we expect from Monday's Eurogroup a decision regulating debt relief which will correspond to the sacrifices of the Greek people," he said, referring to a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Monday.
Lenders have agreed in principle to debt restructuring but not on details.