Greek MP's have begun debating the country's third bail out programme ahead of Friday's meeting of euro area finance ministers - a vote is expected in the next 24 hours.
Greece's GDP actually grew by 0.8 percent in the second quarter according to an early estimate despite the turmoil caused by the uncertainty over the country's future in the euro zone during that period - analysts had been expecting the economy to contract.
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Where next for Greece?
- A technical agreement over a third Greek bail out has been reached, attention now turns to securing a political agreement before national parliaments can sign off on yet another austerity laced rescue package for Athens.