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|15 May, 2019

Post bailout, Greece offers tax breaks, pension bonus

The package brought by the left-wing Syriza administration includes an annual payment for 2.5mln pensioners

ATHENS - Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved tax breaks and bonuses for pensioners in the crisis-hit nation days before elections, rowing back some austerity mandated by international bailouts.

The package brought by the left-wing Syriza administration includes an annual payment for 2.5 million pensioners, a reduction in a sales tax on basic foodstuffs and a cut in tax rates on electricity and gas bills.

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(Reporting by Athens bureau) ((michele.kambas@thomsonreuters.com;))

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