The Greek Finance Ministry confirmed today that the nation surpassed its set budget target for the first six months of 2014, that included a 712 million euro primary surplus.
The government's target goal was a 635 million deficit, according to ekathimerini. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras remarked,"Fiscal targets are being met for a third consecutive year".
Last year's same timeframe held a 1.5 billion euro deficit. Compared to last year's revenue income of 22.6 billion euros, this year's generated 23.6 billion euros, while spending decreased to 26.03 billion euros from 27.6 billion euros.
- The 62nd round of exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey will take place on March 16 in Athens
- War and Power in Classical Greece: Lessons for Superpowers and the World
- The 22nd Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum: "Greece – Looking Ahead With Confidence"
- Ankara did not like the EU sanctions resolution
- Greece ranks 5th in top tourism brands