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Papandreou Says Greece Must Start ‘a New Epoch’ Based on Growth

October 26, 2011

Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister George Papandreou said Greece “must get rid of the burden of the past and start a new epoch based on growth.”

He said the debt writedown that European leaders agreed with bondholders today means Greece will no longer have a primary deficit from 2012. He was speaking to reporters in Brussels.

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