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Greece’s governing coalition reaches basic agreement on the austerity package for 2013-2014


Greece’s finance minister Yannis Stournaras says the three parties in the country’s governing coalition have reached a “basic agreement” on the austerity package for 2013-14.

The measures are likely to be presented to Greece’s international lenders on Monday before going before parliament.

The cuts are necessary if Greece is to continue receiving bailout funds.

Earlier, Greece announced plans to sell most of its 34% stake in the gaming monopoly Opap.

Yannis Stournaras said there were “very few details left to work out” on the austerity package.

Greek governing coalition agreement comes the day after 50,000 anti-austerity protesters took to the streets of Athens

Greek governing coalition agreement comes the day after 50,000 anti-austerity protesters took to the streets of Athens

The deal comes the day after 50,000 anti-austerity protesters took to the streets of Athens.

The spending cuts are reported to be worth at least 11.5 billion euros ($14.8 billion) and are a condition for Greece to receive the next 31 billion-euro installment of its international loans.

The Greek government hopes to be able to present a final package of measures to the summit of eurozone finance ministers on 8 October.