Berlin: Germany’s parliament approved new powers for the euro zone’s crisis fund on Thursday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts ahead of a vote to expanded the powers of the EFSF, in the lower-house of the German Parliament in Berlin. Photo: Bloomberg

Here are details on which of the 17 countries in the euro zone have approved the EFSF and who still has to vote on it:

Approved:

Belgium

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Ireland

Italy

Luxembourg

Portugal

Spain

Slovenia

Yet to approve:

Austria: Austria is to vote on 30 September.

Cyprus: Cyprus’s cabinet approved the expansion on 27 September however, it will have to be ratified by parliament which should occur by mid-October.

Estonia: Estonia is voting on Thursday.

Malta

Netherlands: Most of the changes do not legally require parliamentary approval, but politically, the government needs its backing and will put the matter to a vote by early October.

Slovakia: The Slovakian parliament should hold the vote on strengthening the euro zone’s bailout fund before the next EU leaders’ summit on 17-18 October, Prime Minister Iveta Radicova and two other coalition parties said on Wednesday. They also said Slovakia should be the last to vote.

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