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The Greek government and the institutions reached a staff-level agreement (SLA) on Saturday, as had widely been expected, leaving Athens close to concluding the third review.
Talks progressed smoothly on Saturday and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos emerged from the negotiations on Saturday night to confirm that there had been a technical agreement. This was then confirmed by the lenders.
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