Greek Parliament passes 2015 budget, 2.9 percent growth forecast

December 7, 2014 11:00 PM

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Greek Parliament passes 2015 budget, 2.9 percent growth forecast

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right, thanks government's lawmakers after his speech as Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis applauds during a parliament meeting for a vote on the country's 2015 budget in Athens early Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Greece's conservative government rejected demands by rescue lenders for deeper austerity measures, Samaras said last week, describing calls for further cuts as "catastrophic" for the country's chances for recovery. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) (The Associated Press)

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, center, is congratulated by his government's lawmakers after a parliament meeting for a vote on the country's 2015 budget in Athens early Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Greece's 300-member Parliament passed the 2015 budget early Monday, with 155 members voting for and...

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