ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will meet this year the budget targets agreed with its international lenders, a finance ministry official said on Monday.
Asked if Greece would achieve its 3.5% of GDP primary budget surplus target this year, the official said: “I don’t see a fiscal gap in 2019.”
Greece’s foreign creditors had expressed concern would miss its target after a series of handouts announced by the former leftist government before a snap election on July 7.
The conservatives won the vote with an outright majority promising jobs, investments and tax cuts.
Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; Writing by Renee Maltezou