Greece shrinks central budget gap by 30 pct in 2012

ATHENS Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:15am EST

ATHENS Jan 10 (Reuters) - Greece's central government budget gap narrowed by 30 percent in 2012, the finance ministry said on Thursday.

The figure for the Jan-December period, which excludes local government and social security spending, fell to 15.91 billion euros from 22.77 billion euros in the same period last year, the ministry said in a statement.

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