The Greek Parliament has approved an austerity bill which will pave the way for yet more tax increases and spending cuts despite significant dissent from within the Governing party.
The bill demanded by European bailout creditors passed with the support of three pro European opposition parties.
The bailout of 120-billion dollars over three years is needed to save the Greek economy from collapse.
The news comes after a day of unrest on the streets of Athens as angry protesters clashed with police in front of Parliament buildings.
The violence involved about 200 youths who hurled firebombs and rocks at riot police, who responded with tear gas and pepper spray.
Police say about 50 protesters were detained.