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Prof. Nicholas Economides on the resurgence of Greece's economy

Excerpt from CCTV -- "I think we are at the point in which the Greek budget has been balanced and in fact there is a surplus, so... a primary surplus if you exclude interest, so Greece is in pretty good shape financially at this point. In fact, it doesn't need any money right now from the European Union and this negotiation that is happening right now is unique because it's the first time in years that Greece doesn't need the money right away. So what Greece needs is to do more reforms: open closed professions, allow for more competition in labor markets, allow for things that should have happened even if Greece had not borrowed too much. So the structural reform should be the first priority of the government and not cutting expenditures."

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