this one should be more compact
UK and Czech Republik abstain, but the other 25 members sign up to new rules that make it harder to break budget deficits
Weeks of negotiations ensue between Greece, private lenders and the “troika” of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF, as Greece tries to get a debt write-off and make even more spending cuts to get its second bailout.
Hundreds of thousands snarl the streets of several European capitals, at times clashing with riot police, as they demand that governments stop cutting benefits and create more jobs.
International creditors agree to give Greece the $56.5 billion in aid it urgently needs.