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Venizelos: GDP figures are proof country is exiting bailout

Venizelos: GDP figures are proof country is exiting bailout

The statistical data that showed Greece exited its long recession in the third quarter of the year is the most encouraging proof that Greece is exiting its bailout programme, Government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said on Friday.

The data, he said, "is the most comprehensive and encouraging proof that we’re exiting the memorandum and entering into another phase as a country," adding, "people’s sacrifices are paying off".

The minister also said that the positive forecasts for economic growth in 2015 have become more certain.