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Friday 23 February 2018

Greek PM says 2013 primary budget surplus to top €1bn

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras delivers a speech before the 2014 budget vote. (AP)
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras delivers a speech before the 2014 budget vote. (AP)

Greece will report a budget surplus before interest payments of at least €1bn for 2013, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said in a speech to lawmakers today.

"Based on the most recent data, the primary surplus reached - and I would say - exceeds €1bn," Samaras said.

Reporting a primary budget surplus for the year would make Athens eligible for further debt relief from its euro zone and International Monetary Fund partners.

 

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