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Discussions between the Greek government and the mission chiefs continued over the weekend and will resume on Monday at 3pm with an agreement on the key issues of the first programme review remaining elusive over the past few days.
On the pension front, it appears that the two sides have converged on a fixed national pension of 384 euros for those with 20 years of contributions. It will fall to 345 euros for a minimum of 15 working years.
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