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Greece: Creditors approve U-turn on pension cuts

Greece's bailout creditors approve request to scrap pension cuts planned in 2019 following strong budget performance

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 21, 2018 18:45 IST ]
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors have approved a request by the country to scrap pension cuts planned in 2019 after the country delivered a strong budget performance.

In a report published Wednesday, the European Commission said the previously agreed cuts were no longer considered necessary for Greece to meet a primary budget surplus of 3.5 percent before debt servicing costs.

The government is due to table a final version of the 2019 budget to parliament later Wednesday after getting the nod from lenders.

Greece ended its third consecutive international bailout in August but has not returned to markets due to turmoil created by the budget standoff in Italy and a financial crisis in Turkey.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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