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Papandreou Says EU Decisions Will Relieve Greece of Debt Burden

October 31, 2011

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said the country had secured a “historic decision” at last week’s summit of European Union leaders that will allow Greece to “look to our future” with less uncertainty.

“The EU summit decisions open up a new era for Europe and a new era for Greece,” Papandreou said in comments to ruling party lawmakers in Athens televised on state-run Vouli TV today. The decisions taken by EU leaders early on Oct. 27 will reduce Greece’s debt by about 100 billion euros, Papandreou said.

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