Greek Lawmakers To Vote On Second Round Of Reform Measures

By Carla MozeeMarketWatch Pulse

The Greek parliament on Wednesday has begun debating a second set of reform measures demanded by creditors before new bailout talks can begin. The measures will focus on implementing EU banking rules into Greek law and modernizing Greece's judicial system, analyst and media reports said. The parliament is set to vote on the measures Wednesday night in Athens, where an anti-bailout demonstration will also be held, according to local media reports. Institutional lenders to Greece -- the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- are expected to hold talks with the Greek government on Friday in Athens. The Greek government is aiming to wrap up bailout discussions by Aug. 20, Reuters reported Tuesday.

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