revenues were better than expected and instead of a primary
deficit we will have a primary surplus," the official told
Reuters just before crucial bailout review talks started in
Athens on pension reforms and fiscal targets.
"This better result will help us during the negotiations with
lenders on ways to cover this year's fiscal gap."
Athens was seen posting a primary deficit of 0.25 in 2015,
according to its bailout program, and a 0.5 percent surplus this
(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas)
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