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    Greece to Finalize First Bailout Reform Review by 2016 - Economy Minister

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    Greece's Economy Minister said that government will finish its first review of reforms under the third bailout program by the end of 2015.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Greek government will finish its first review of reforms under the third bailout program by the end of 2015, Greece's Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis said Tuesday.

    "The first assessment will be completed in December, by the end of this month," Stathakis told an annual conference of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, as quoted by the Protothema newspaper.

    Athens has struggled to pay off its multi-billion debt to international lenders. In August, the Eurogroup approved a third bailout package for Greece, in exchange for additional reforms and austerity measures, including pension cuts and tax hikes.

    Greece's creditors pledged to continue talks on further debt relief as soon as the first review was completed.

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