The budget for 2013 projects a deficit of 6.6% GDP for 2012 and 4.2% for 2013. Greece is supposed to attain a primary surplus before debt servicing of 1.1% GDP in 2013. Still, it is expected that the economy will contract by 6.5% this year and by 3.8% in 2013. Unemployment should rise slightly from 24.4% in 2012 to 24.7% in 2013.
The EU, ECB and IMF inspectors will meet with Greek PM Antonis Samaras at 16 GMT to discuss the situation further.
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