The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
A week is a long time in politics - and doubly true when it comes to Northern Ireland. Now a proposed bill to cut the welfare budget could trigger a political disaster. Peter Geoghegan reports from Belfast.
The government will present international lenders with its most detailed reform proposal to date. It's meant to signal that Greece means business, putting the debt-ridden nation on track to seal a long-term loan deal.
The words Greece and 'bankruptcy' seem to go hand in hand these days. 'Grexit' as far as the eye can see. But is Athens really about to go belly up, and is an exit from the eurozone really the only way out?
Greece has stepped up its diplomatic efforts to secure more money from its international creditors and prevent a 'Grexit.' But will it be enough to seal a deal before next week, when Athens is hit with another huge bill?