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The general government deficit last year was smaller than first indicated, data from the statistics service ELSTAT showed under new European accounting rules.
The deficit - excluding money spent to bail out up banks - was 1.8% of GDP, the agency said, adding that this was in line with the estimate of 1.9% included in the 2015 draft budget, and down from the previous estimate of 2.1%.
Including state support to banks, the deficit stood at 12.2%, down from an initial 12.7%.
The Samaras administration expects to shrink the general government deficit to 0.8% of GDP this year and 0.2% in 2015, while ELSTAT released revised data on GDP last week that showed a milder 3.3% recession last year compared to a previously estimated 3.9%.