People make their way in front of the Bank of Greece in Athens June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis/File Photo

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ATHENS, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Greece’s economy is projected to grow by 4.5% next year after a stronger-than-expected rebound this year on higher tourism revenues and a boost from state support measures, the country’s fiscal council said on Friday.

The government expects the economy to grow about 7% this year, better than the 6.1% it had projected in October’s draft budget, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Thursday.

The fiscal council, an independent body that evaluates macroeconomic projections, said it adopts the government’s projections but also said there were risks for 2022.

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“Fiscal risks may arise from any resurgence of the pandemic that will require new measures to support the economy,” it…

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