Budget primary surplus at 4.18 bln in Sept as EU co-financed projects fall short
Hirings balance positive by 6,556 in September but momentum slows down year-on-year
Building permits rise by 9.8 pct in July, up by 8.4 pct in 7-month period
Eurosystem funding down to 12.23 bln in September, banknotes rise for second month
New overdue taxes rise by 849 mln in August with total stock at 102.81 bln
Unemployment at 19 pct in July as inactive population increases
Final budget sees strong growth, fiscal overperformance in 2018
The Finance Ministry tabled in Parliament on Tuesday evening the final version of the 2018 budget, which the government hopes will be the last budget of the memorandum era as the current European Stability Mechanism programme is set to be completed in August next year.
According to the documents handed over to the parliamentary speaker on Tuesday by Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Houliarakis, the government is making a significant concession on the growth front for 2017.
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