Greece To Miss Deficit Targets Despite Austerity

Greece to miss deficit targets despite austerity

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will miss a deficit target set just months ago in a massive bailout package, according to government draft budget figures released on Sunday, showing that drastic steps taken to avert bankruptcy may not be enough.

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