Greek budget surplus tops €1.5B in 2013

|By:, SA News Editor

Greece achieved a primary budget surplus - which excludes interest payments - of over €1.5B ($2.1B) in 2013, well above an initial forecast of €344M that was made in October, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said.

Greece also achieved the milestone one year ahead of the target set by the international community as a condition for additional debt relief.