Tired of fight­ing

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Greek fi­nance min­is­ter Eu­clid Tsakalo­tos yawns mock­ingly as deputies at­tempt to dis­rupt his speech dur­ing a night par­lia­men­tary ses­sion in Athens, Greece, on 14 Au­gust. Dur­ing this ses­sion, the coun­try’s par­lia­ment fi­nally ap­proved its bailout agree­ment. Five days later, on 19 Au­gust, a large ma­jor­ity of Ger­man MPs voted in favour of ap­prov­ing a third bailout deal for Greece. A to­tal of 453 mem­bers of par­lia­ment voted in favour of the €86bn (R970bn) pack­age, while 113 re­jected the bailout and 18 ab­stained. BBC.com quoted Ger­many’s fi­nance min­is­ter, Wolf­gang Schäu­ble, known to be a critic of the Greek gov­ern­ment, as hav­ing told the Ger­man par­lia­ment that it would be “ir­re­spon­si­ble” not to grant Greece another op­por­tu­nity.

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