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Greece faces sixth straight year of recession

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, October 1, 2012 11:42 EDT
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Paraskevi Petropoulou, a nurse unpaid for five months, protests outside the health ministry in Athens on Friday. (AFP Photo)
 
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A draft budget presented to Greece’s parliament on Monday forecasts a sixth straight year of recession in 2013 with a 3.8-percent contraction and a public deficit target of 4.2 percent of GDP, the finance ministry said.

The ministry added that measures worth 7.8 billion euros ($10 billion) would be imposed in 2013 through spending cuts and savings.

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