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Samaras, Tsipras under pressure to deliver on plans for economic policy
The government has built up expectations regarding Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's economic policy speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Saturday, September 6 but the political tone for the weeks to come may be set by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras's address a week later.
The coalition has been suggesting over the last few days that Samaras's speech will mark the beginning of the end of austerity measures for Greeks. New Democracy is keen that Samaras should announce at least some tax cuts on Saturday.
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