Greece promises to boost minimum wage as debt talks loom

February 1, 2015 11:37 AM

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Greece promises to boost minimum wage as debt talks loom

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist government outlined plans to lift the minimum wage on Sunday, continuing a roll-back of the austerity terms of its international bailout and underlining the balancing act it faces to persuade a skeptical Europe to agree a new debt accord.

After a turbulent first week in office, the new government has made clear it wants no extension of the current arrangement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund "troika" when a deadline for the support program expires on Feb. 28.

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