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Greece’s Budget Moves Made ‘Positive Impression,’ Venizelos Says

September 25, 2011

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Greece’s “difficult and tough” budget measures made a “very positive impression” at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting in Washington, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said in an e-mailed statement today.

“All have been convinced that Greece understands the situation,” Venizelos said after holding talks with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.

“We are proceeding as planned,” and completing talks on Greece’s 2013, 2014 fiscal targets, Venizelos said.

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