German leaders today approved the country's share of the rescue package for debt-laden Greece after a boisterous debate in which the finance minister told them they had no alternative to the unpopular measure.
The lower house of parliament voted 390-72, with 139 abstentions, to authorise granting as much as 22.4billion euros (£19.5billion) in credit over three years.
That is part of a wider 110billion euro (£95.5billion) package backed by eurozone members and the International Monetary Fund.
France, Italy, Spain and Portugal also approved their share of a the bailout to keep Greece from imminent default as the 16 leaders from countries using the euro headed for an evening summit in Brussels.
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