Greece says bailout package to be 85 bln euros over three years

August 11, 2015 10:14 AM

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ATHENS Aug 11 Greece has secured funding from the EU and IMF worth about 85 billion euros over three years, a Greek finance ministry official said on Tuesday after Athens and its lenders clinched a bailout agreement after a marathon round of tlaks.

The package had been expected to be worth up to 86 billion euros but there had been no confirmation of its size and whether the funding bill had crept up as Greece returned to recession.

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