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Greece is not expected to feature prominently at Monday’s Eurogroup but eurozone finance ministers are expected to give the 2019 budget the final green light and urge Athens to quickly shift its attention to the 16 post-programme actions that have to be completed by February.
The Greek Parliament is due to vote on the budget on December 15, by which time the government is also expected to have settled most of the legislation relating to the “positive measures” it has promised voters. This includes the scrapping of next year’...
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