Believe it or not, various European countries are actually passing the austerity measures they promised they would.
Despite a (peaceful) general strike, the Greek congress narrowly passed a pension overhaul considered crucial to establishing austerity and get on solid fiscal footing.
As such, while global markets are quiet, Athens is having a decent day.
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